leprosy-hospital-barabanki

Uttar Pradesh

TLM Barabanki Hospital

Barabanki district lies at the very heart of Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh. Towards its east is Faizabad district, and the Gomti river forms a natural boundary to the south. On the west, it adjoins the Lucknow district. Barabanki district has been known to be a favourite place for saints and ascetics, litterateurs and intellectuals, besides being a battlefield for freedom fighters. The principal crops are rice, wheat, pulse, poppy, mentha, patatoes and other food-grains and sugarcane. Trade in agricultural produce is active.

ABOUT THE HOSPITAL

TLM Barabanki Hospital was established in the year 1961.  

The Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) started work among people affected by leprosy in Barabanki, in 1958, as a weekly roadside clinic run by its Faizabad hospital. Dr Frances Bramwell, Dr Chandy and Dr G.S.Partick, working with TLM Faizabad Hospital pioneered these clinics. In 1961, it became a full-fledged hospital, and in 1978, it became a separate, independent hospital. It has a large outpatient clinic catering to approximately 300 patients daily. This is one of the most crowded clinics in TLMTI.

The hospital has only outpatient services.

Goal of the hospital

The hospital aims to address the health issues of poor and marginalised people in Barabanki district, and inclusive development of people affected by leprosy and other marginalised people. For this, the hospital:

  • Spreads health awareness and awareness about rights and entitlements in the communities.
  • Works in partnership with the government, NGOs, churches and civil society organisations to support people affected by leprosy to access various social welfare schemes of the government.

 

FACILITIES AND SERVICES

Outpatient
The hospital provides holistic care for the following specialities:

  • leprosy treatment and management
  • dermatology
  • general medicine

In 2015, about 64,000 general consultations were provided. 98% of them were dermatology cases.

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

  • 93,000 lab tests, including 2,300 skin smear examinations for leprosy, 72,000 haematology tests and 15,600 biochemistry tests done in 2015.
  • 2,600 leprosy patients counselled.

 

Prevention of impairment and disability (POID) in leprosy:

The hospital provides patient education and physiotherapy to leprosy patients to prevent impairment and disability.

I n 2015:

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

  • 490 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis are given appropriate treatment.
  • 450 pairs of MCR footwear outsourced and supplied to leprosy patients.


Community outreach:

The hospital has a community outreach programme under which it conducts village health camps for the poor and needy. The hospital supports people affected by leprosy and members of marginalised communities in accessing government social welfare schemes for education, economic development, healthcare, housing, insurance, livelihood pension, etc.

About 1,200 people in the community benefitted from this in 2015.

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