This is the world’s most scary and deserted island, once the victims of this disease were kept here without treatment.
The name of this island is Spinalonga Island. It is located near the largest island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea at the mouth of the Gulf of Mirabello. But today no one lives on this island and it is deserted. Very few people go here.
Leprosy has always been viewed with an inferiority complex in our society. This disease has been considered as a curse or punishment of God. People in the society are always keeping distance from cold patients. For centuries people suffering from this disease have been kept isolated from the society. Not only in India, there are many ashrams for leprosy patients in foreign countries of the world. But countries like Greece and Greece of Europe had set aside an island to keep their leprosy patients away from the common people.
The name of this island is Spinalonga Island. It is located near the largest island of Crete in Greece. It is located in the Mediterranean Sea at the mouth of the Gulf of Mirabello. But today no one lives on this island and it is deserted. Very few people go here. This place was first established by the King of Venice here. After this the Ottoman Empire of Turkey occupied it. However, in the year 1904, the people of Crete expelled the Turks from here. After this the island was made a haven for leprosy patients. In the year 1975, the world came to know about this leprosy ashram. After this there was a lot of criticism of the Greek government.
After which all the people here were taken for treatment and this leprosy ashram was closed. Since then Spinalonga Island has been deserted. You will be surprised to know that there was no arrangement for the treatment of leprosy patients on this island. Only one doctor used to come to this island, that too when a patient got some other disease. The treatment of leprosy was discovered even before Indra was created, but the patients living here were not treated.