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Report No. 256

(vi) Greece

6.3.7 The Greek Law No. 1137/1981 specifically provides for the treatment and social protection of persons suffering from Hansen's disease that includes the provision for monthly income support to Persons affected by Leprosy who are either undergoing treatment, or have been treated and cured of the disease.113

The income support is also provided to the family members of Persons affected by Leprosy including their children.114 In addition to support and treatment, the Law No. 1137 imposes a mandatory duty upon doctors and hospital staff to ensure confidentiality.115 Terms such as "leprosy" or "leper" have been eliminated from all public documents in Greece in light of the said law.116

113. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

114. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

115. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).

116. Annual Report of the OHCHR (n 97).



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