Ration shop for leprosy patients in Chennai

June 28th, 2011 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa Tuesday inaugurated an exclusive outlet for around 230 leprosy-affected people in the city’s Villivakkam area to enable them to buy rations and other essentials.

She opened the shop via video conferencing from the state secretariat here.

According to a government statement issued here, there were 232 leprosy affected ration card holders at Balaramapuram area in Villivakkam zone who find it difficult to reach the current shop located around a kilometre away.

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