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Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India

by Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India
Free Medical Care for Poor Lepers in India

Summary

We are giving every month free chemotherapy treatment (MDT) to all detected leprosy cases. Every new found patient gets MDT treatment for curing the infection. This activity aims to prevent deformity through early detection and treatment. Physiotherapy treatment is also given to our deformed patients as well as active and passive exercises, wax baths and oil massages. Ulcer patients are getting ulcer dressing treatment and we advise these patients how to keep the limbs (hands &feet)

$292
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months

Challenge

The challenge is leprosy eradication in interior villages in Madurai and Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, India. The leprosy patients are live in their residence. They are not coming for regular treatment. They are not able to go for their daily wages. Because of their disabled condition. The deformed leprosy patients are living with plantar ulcer complaints in their feet. So they are not able to move and come to get treatment.

Solution

Our medical team is going to the villages and provide the free treatment and also give the medicament/dressing material to the un-cared patients. All detected cases are comes under MDT treatment. More than 250 leprosy cases were cured by our organization. Every month more than 200 persons receive treatment (medicine) for leprosy complaints from our organization. Our medical team contains Doctor, Nurse, field visitor, Driver. The new cases of leprosy are detected from the school children,

Long-Term Impact

The deformed and ulcer leprosy patient is needed for continuous medical support. Around 180 deformed/ulcer patients under our care. And total leprosy patients are more than 600. The totals around 5000 leprosy patients will be benefited through this project. The number of beggars will be reduced from the Society. The raising of deformed cases will reduce from earlier treatment. Through our health awareness program moth than 20000 people benefited per annum, It improves the overall sta

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​mahelerecen.org.in/​
Socio Economic Rehabilitation program for lepers
free Treatment & Rehabilitation.avi
leprosy awareness programme through slide shows
Leprosy - Health education & skin checkup in Madur

Organization Information

Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre

Location: Madurai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Mahelerecen
Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre
Maria Xavier Turtius
Project Leader:
Maria Xavier Turtius
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Select a State India

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