Row over planned closure of leprosarium in the Philippines

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 02 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:269
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    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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