Provide 2 pairs of special footwear (MCR Footwear) for a person affected by leprosy, INR 600

ALERT India works on the identification, prevention, and treatment of Leprosy in communities in Mumbai, suburbs and rural areas. They do this through conducting screening camps in municipal schools and surrounding communities. Once the disease is identified, patients are guided to Leprosy Referral Centres for further follow up.

The Basics

• ALERT India runs LRCS in 92 in Maharashtra
• Most of these are based out of Municipal and Rural Hospitals and are operational for one day a week in the morning
• Patients visit these centres regularly depending on the nature of their ailment and service required
• The treatment/medication given mostly free of cost; some patients pay for the MCR footwear-
• Beneficiaries are identified through Door to door surveys and screening camps in municipal schools, referrals from municipal and other hospitals who know about their work and word of mouth
• The patients are given therapy/ footwear/ medication depending on the nature or seriousness of the infection
• Serious cases include Reactions and Ulcers
• Each patient has a report card which tracks their progress and is consulted every time they visit the centre
• Patients are given dressing kits, MRC footwear, splints etc. depending on their condition
• They are given hydrotherapy or wax therapy if required and are trained on the same to continue the treatment at home

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
2 pairs of MCR Footwear 600.00
Unit Price 600
Total 600
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Timely intervention saved hands of a young tribal lady
19-year-old Soni Mansaram Bhil, is an unmarried young tribal lady from the Bhil community. She is a resident of village Nyahalod under PHC- Kapadane in Dhule district, Maharashtra. She is the daughter of farm labourers. Soni was brought to the medical officer of Kapdane PHC with complaints of skin patches, increasing in size with burning sensation.
She was counseled how to take care of herself and was provided with MCR footwear for prevention of ulcers in the anesthetic sole During the periodic follow-up assessment, it was found that the Lepra reaction had completely subsided. Soni and her family were relieved.
The PHC medical officer referred her to the skin department of the medical college attached to the district hospital, Dhule, where the dermatologist diagnosed her as MB (Multi Bacillary) leprosy and referred her back to PHC for MB-MDT treatment. The medial officer examined Soni. On nerve function assessment, it was found that she was in Type I Lepra Reaction. He noticed anesthesia over her soles with dryness and cracks in the skin and started steroid therapy along with MDT.

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