TLM Chandkhuri Hospital


TLM Chandkhuri Hospital


TLM Chandkhuri Hospital was established in the year 1897.

Rev. K.W. Nottrott, an American Evangelical Church missionary built seven thatched houses for leprosy patients who had been driven out of their homes, in 1897. On noticing the plight of those persons, he was filled with compassion and started a famine kitchen to feed all those who were hungry. As more leprosy patients came to him, Rev. Nottrott built a hospital to take care of the critically ill patients. In due course, the Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) took over the hospital. The old hospital building was replaced by a new hospital in 1995. With the opening of the new building, treatment for non-leprosy patients also started.

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


Outpatient Care

  • 47,349 OPD consultations provided, with 21% for leprosy.

Inpatient Care

The hospital has a 30-bedded (20 for leprosy and 10 for general) inpatient wing and provides best inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing care and latest equipment.

  • 657 patients admitted, of which 50% were leprosy patients.
  • 10,129 bed days utilised, of which 86% were for leprosy.


  • 189 rehabilitation surgeries done.
  • 233 general surgeries done.

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

  • 63,015 lab tests, including 1,605 skin smear examinations and 61,410 other tests done.
  • 377 X-ray imaging and 132 ECG done.
  • 38,217 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.

  • 99 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
  • 144 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management, and 147 ulcer debridement procedures done.
  • 1,152 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients and government/others.

Contact Details

Dr Manotosh Elkana, Medical Superintendent
TLM Chandkhuri Leprosy Hospital
P. O. Baitalpur Bilaspur district
Chhattisgarh – 495 222


Phone: +91 7752 279621/279629

How to Get There

By Air: The nearest airport is Raipur airport, 18 km from the hospital.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Raipur Junction railway station, 22 km from the hospital