Row over planned closure of leprosarium in the PhilippinesBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7103.269g (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
- Adam Easton
Health workers in the Philippines have accused the government of forcing patients with leprosy out on to the streets as part of their plan to convert a leprosarium into a general hospital.
The Council for Health Development said that the patients at the 130 hectare Tala leprosarium in Caloocan City, 30 miles north of Manila, are being offered £250 ($420) each to discharge themselves from the centre to make …
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