TLM Kothara Hospital
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
TLM Kothara Hospital was established in the year 1898.
The Central India Korku and Hill Mission started a home for leprosy survivors of the severe famine that affected the area, in 1898. It was handed over to the Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) in 1900. By the late 1960s, the home had around 700 leprosy patients. Gradually, the number of patients reduced since they needed shorter periods of hospitalisation, and there was an increase in outpatients. Hence, the institution ceased to be a leprosy home and started functioning as 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
- General Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Counselling Therapy
- 29,937 OPD consultations provided, with 13% for leprosy.
The hospital has a 60-bedded (35 for leprosy and 25 for general) inpatient wing and provides best inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing care and latest equipment.
- 1,499 patients admitted, of which 35% were leprosy patients.
- 16,121 bed days utilised, of which 88% were for leprosy.
- 228 rehabilitation surgeries done.
- 1,001 eye surgeries, including 856 cataract surgeries done.
- 25 general surgeries done.
Support Services (Lab Tests; X-ray, ECG, Counselling)
- 14,029 lab tests, including 755 skin smear examinations and 13,274 other tests done..
- 946 ECG done.
- 1,807 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.
- 85 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
- 137 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management and 130 ulcer debridement procedures done.
- 105 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients.
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 2,549 patients were seen through hospital outreach activities.
Dr. Milind Chavan Hospital
P. O. Paratwada
Maharashtra – 444 805
Phone: +91 7223 220118
How to Get There
By Air: The nearest airport is Nagpur airport, 230 km from the hospital.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Achalpur, 6 km from the hospital.
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