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Correct Option is As much as proper medical treatment is essential, leprosy demands a human centered approach also for combating stigma by providing full dignity and equality to all the affected.

Solution:Even though Leprosy is staying low key due to the pandemic, its constant surge in number is a matter of concern. Few of the ill-fated communities like some of those in East Africa, where leprosy has a strong foothold, are stigmatized and their conditions require much more than just medical attention. Proper medical care coupled with a few encouraging words; human centric approach can fetch substantially better result. The Sasakawa foundation, that diligently works for the betterment of these communities suggested this through the statement.

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