Leprosy Liberation and Eradication Initiative
Restoring Dignity, Healing Lives, and Promoting Sustainable Development in Raigad District
LEPROSY is a infectious/contagious infection affecting the skin and nerves leading to hypopigmented patches on skin , deformities of fingers toes which eventually fall off , leonine faces ,nerve damage causes loss of sensations leading to large deep non healing ulcers ,need months to treat with physiotherapy n even refer to a plastic surgeon at times. They are neglected and rejected by family and society, as carries a huge stigma to it .
This project is initiated to support lea prosy patients in Maharashtra to get treated and rehabilitated and have respectful life in future.
Kushtrog Niwaran Samiti SHANTIVAN- Leprosy Initiative project aims to address the rehabilitation needs of treated leprosy patients and promote sustainable development in Raigad District. The project will encompass the following key components:
Detection screening treatment ,educating counselling to remove stigma help them relocate with the family forms the main stay of our AIM.
Treated leprosy patients in Raigad District face challenges in reintegrating into society and require support for rehabilitation and sustainable development.
This project will accomplish these additional goals
Curing 2400 Leprosy patients
Our main objective is to identify and treat leprosy cases, providing necessary medical equipment and physiotherapy tools. We aim to cure and rehabilitate around 2400 leprosy patients. If patients have ulcers, deformities, reactions, or other complications, they will be admitted to our center for specialized care. Regular dressings and wound cleaning will be conducted until their wounds are healed, which may take several weeks to months.
Our physiotherapy department offers various treatments such as wax baths, shortwave diathermy (SWD), infrared light therapy, and exercises guided by experienced physiotherapists. Patients will also receive MCR footwear and splints, which will be replaced every six months as they are made of rubber and have a limited lifespan.
After completing their treatment, we prioritize rehabilitating the patients in their homes. However, for those who prefer not to return home, we create employment opportunities within Shantivan. These individuals will receive free residential accommodations, food, and other necessary provisions.
Sustainable Development Goals
4,000 raised of 2,14,85,500
CSR Reg No CSRCSR00012
Tax Benefit Yes
Beneficiaries Animals, Child, Differently Abled, Elderly, Tribal, Adults
Sector(s) Promoting Health Care Including Preventive Health Care
Duration 12 months
Project Cost 2,14,85,500
Location Raigad, Mumbai