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ACT NO. 4829
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4829 - AN ACT
PROVIDING FOR THE RE-ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR REHABILITATION OF HANSENITES
AND THEIR FAMILIES
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1. This Act shall be known as the Re-establishment
and/or Rehabilitation of Hansenites and Their Families Act.
Sec. 2. As enumerated in Section five, Article two
of the Constitution of the Philippines, it is the concern of the State
to promote social justice to insure the well-being and economic
security of the people.
The advent of sulfone drug in the treatment of leprosy patients (Hansen
patients) has made unnecessary the prolonged confinement of Hansenites
in leprosaria, except those who are suffering from the advanced stage
of the disease, those needing surgical intervention and those requiring
institutionalized care like the destitute and/or invalid patients.
Those dischargeable patients (disease-arrested) cases need to be
re-established and/or rehabilitated to the communities of their choice.
Their prolonged confinement in the leprosaria, which at present is no
longer necessary has made them lose track of their homes and families,
rendered them jobless, and caused them to be emotionally insecure and
fearful in facing life outside the leprosaria.
Sec. 3. To carry out the objectives of this Act
during the fiscal year nineteen hundred sixty-seven, there is hereby
appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise
appropriated, five hundred thousand pesos, which amount shall be
administered by the Social Welfare Administration. The sum necessary
for the same purpose in subsequent years shall be included in the
appropriations for the Social Welfare Administration in the annual
General Appropriations Act.
Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect upon its
Approved: June 18, 1966
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