TLM Shahdara Hospital

New Delhi

TLM Shahdara Hospital


TLM Shahdara Hospital was established in the year 1984.

The Leprosy Mission Trust India started the hospital as a leprosy control unit. Later, it was developed into a tertiary leprosy care hospital. Thereafter, it was transformed into a community hospital. It caters to the urban population around Shahdara, where there are a number of leprosy colonies.

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, Ophthalmology
  • General Medicine
  • General Physiotherapy
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Counselling Therapy


Outpatient Care

  • 124,272 OPD consultations provided, with 7% for leprosy.

Inpatient Care

The hospital has a 20-bedded (18 for leprosy and 2 for general) inpatient wing and provides best inpatient facility with 24-hour nursing care and latest equipment.

  • 790 patients admitted, of which 60% were leprosy patients.
  • 8,633 bed days utilised, of which 96% were for leprosy.


  • 130 rehabilitation surgeries done.
  • 469 eye surgeries, including 414 cataract surgeries done.

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

  • 24,920 lab tests, including 2,092 skin smear examinations and 22,828 other tests done.
  • 258 X-ray imaging and 37 ECG done.
  • 9,685 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.

  • 66 leprosy patients diagnosed with reaction/neuritis given inpatient treatment.
  • 168 leprosy patients admitted for ulcer management, and 72 ulcer debridement procedures done.
  • 2,258 pairs of MCR protective footwear manufactured and supplied to hospital patients and government/others.

Community Outreach

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 359 patients were seen through hospital outreach activities.

Contact Details

Dr Rajeev Nathan, Medical Superintendent
TLM Community Hospital
(Near Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital)
Nandnagri, Shahdara
New Delhi – 110 093


Phone: +91 11 22110788

How to Get There

By Air: The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport, 30 km from the hospital.

By Train: The nearest railway station is New Delhi railway station, 18 km from the hospital.