Understanding the needs to plan interventions

NEW DELHI: The Community Intervention Unit (CIU) of TLM Shahdara Hospital, in New Delhi organised a need assessment camp for elderly persons affected by leprosy in Kasturba Gram Kusth Ashram, Tahirpur, New Delhi, on April 18. A total of 27 persons affected by leprosy took part in the camp. A few of them have leprosy-related disabilities and many of them have other age-related health issues, such as arthritis, diabetes, and hypertension.

The hospital will provide MCR (microcellular rubber) protective footwear, aids and assistive devices to the deserving participants. The hospital will also attend to other medical needs of the participants.