TLM Miraj Hospital
ABOUT THE HOSPITAL
TLM Miraj Hospital was established in the year 1896.
Dr William Wanless, a Canadian missionary doctor started an asylum for leprosy patients in Miraj, Maharashtra, in 1896. Eventually, the Mission to Lepers (now, The Leprosy Mission Trust India) took over the leprosy asylum. The outpatient department was started in 1935. The new hospital complex was inaugurated in 1980 with the introduction of multi-drug therapy (MDT).
Apart from being a full-fledged hospital with leprosy control, training, rehabilitation and research, it also serves as a referral centre for a large catchment area that extends to the whole of western Maharashtra to northern Karnataka. The hospital has been recognised as a centre for reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation and training by the Maharashtra government. The Central Fabrication unit of TLMTI’s computerised customised protective footwear project is located in the hospital premises.
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 Medicine
- General Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
- Counselling Therapy
- 6,047 OPD consultations provided, with 74% for leprosy
The hospital has a 40-bedded (all for leprosy) inpatient wing and provides best inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing care and latest equipment.
- 522 patients admitted, of which 99% were leprosy patients.
- 9,166 bed days utilised, of which 98% were for leprosy.
- 480 rehabilitation surgeries done.
Support Services (Lab Tests; X-ray, ECG, Counselling)
- 2,481 lab tests, including 588 skin smear examinations and 1,893 other tests done.
- 50 ECG done.
- 689 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.
- 30 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
- 158 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management, and 368 ulcer debridement procedures done.
- 856 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients and government/others.
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 361 patients were seen through hospital outreach activities.
Tina Mendis, Superintendent
TLM Richardson Leprosy Hospital
Miraj, Sangli district
Maharashtra – 416 410
Phone: +91 233 2211213
How to Get There
By Air: The nearest airport is Kolhapur airport, 41km from the hospital.
By Train: The nearest railway station is Miraj Junction railway station, 5 km from the hospital.
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