TLM Institute of Health Sciences & Research


TLM Champa Hospital (TLM Bethesda Leprosy Home and Hospital)


TLM Champa Hospital was established in the year 1902.

Rev. P. A. Penner, an American Mennonite missionary working in Champa, started an asylum for leprosy patients who begged for a living, in 1902. Eventually, the asylum was converted into a hospital-cum-leprosy home. The Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) took over its management in 1903. As time went on, the number of patients in the home increased, and in the 1950s, the home was converted into a hospital.

The facilities provided by the hospital include out-patient and in-patient services, operating theatre, laboratory service, ECG service, X-ray service, counselling, physiotherapy, pharmacy, MCR protective footwear and artificial limbs.


The hospital offers healthcare services and treatments for the following medical specialties:

  • Leprosy Treatment and Management
  • Dermatology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Counselling Therapy
  • Dentistry


Outpatient Care

  • 22,982 OPD consultations provided, with 22% for leprosy.

Inpatient Care

  • 1,463 patients admitted, of which 10% were leprosy patients.
  • 7,904 bed days utilised, of which 27% were for leprosy.


  • 46 rehabilitation surgeries done.
  • 316 general surgeries done.

Support services (lab tests; X-ray, ECG, counselling)

  • 39,963 lab tests, including 1,248 skin smear examinations and 38,715 other tests done.
  • 175 ECG done.
  • 3,991 patients counselled.

Prevention of impairment and disability (POID) in leprosy

The hospital provides patient education, physiotherapy, pre-fabricated splints, MCR protective footwear, etc, to leprosy patients to prevent impairment and disability.

  • 84 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
  • 46 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management and 45 ulcer debridement procedures done.
  • 723 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients and government/others.

Community Outreach

The hospital has a community outreach programme in schools and tribal villages. This is done through networking with the government and other NGOs. The hospital supports people affected by leprosy and members of marginalised communities and tribals in accessing government social welfare schemes for education, economic development, healthcare, housing, insurance, livelihood pension, etc.

A total of 349 patients were seen through hospital outreach activities

Contact Details

Dr. Ruby Marshala Superintendent
TLM Bethesda Leprosy Home and Hospital
P. O. Champa
Janjgir-Champa district
Chhattisgarh – 495 671

Phone: +91 7819 245743

How to Get There

By Air: The nearest airport is Raipur airport, about 58 km from the hospital.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Champa railway station, about 10 km from the hospital.