Sponsor the 6-month ulcer treatment costs for a person with leprosy, INR 2500

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
12 kits (medication and bandages). Each patient requires 2 kits per month 2100.00
Allowance for food and travel 300.00
Administration costs 100.00
Unit Price 2500
Total 2500
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Detection reduces disease transmission and infections
Rambhau reported at the Leprosy Referral Centre with changes in skin texture in addition to skin nodules.
Rambhau was cured completely. He lives a normal life. Timely invention not only stopped the spread of the infection and ensured no permanent damage to his limbs but also helped in stopping the spread of infection to people around him.
He was examined by the Leprosy technician and the medical officer at the LRC located at the Sub District Hospital. His skin smear was examined and found positive for (MB (Multi Bacillary) which was infectious. He was started with MB-MDT. He also had anesthesia on the hands and feet. He was advised on self care on management of his insensitive hands and feet and provided MCR footwear.

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