The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Vadathorasalur Hospital and Inclusive Empowerment Project (IEP) in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, provided specialised leprosy services in a health camp organised by Dr Santhosh Kumar, Block Medical Officer, Thiyagadurugam block, in TLM Vadathorasalur campus, on October 23. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Sudhakar, Deputy Director, Tuberculosis division.
On October 16, the Deputy Director, Leprosy (DDL), Nagai district, Tamil Nadu, organised a prevention of impairment and disability (POID) camp for leprosy patients, at Sirkazhi government hospital. As requested by the DDL, The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) mobile therapy unit team, under the leadership of Mr Manivannan attended the camp and supported the government health officials with their disability prevention expertise.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) has become one of the first institutions in the world to use 3D-printed hand splints for correcting deformities caused by leprosy… and this, because of a 3D printer donated by TLMTI’s donors.
Irene’s mother had a dream. Out of her five children, she wanted at least one to become a nurse.
Irene’s family belongs to Thickanamcode village in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. Her father was a mason who worked on daily wages. With his meagre income, he found it difficult to take care of the family needs. That’s why her mother took up tailoring to supplement the family income.
It is a proven fact that leprosy is a leading cause of permanent physical disabilities among communicable diseases. But what is the best way to prevent disabilities caused by leprosy? The answer is undoubtedly early detection of the disease and treatment with multidrug therapy (MDT).