The Puri Urban Leprosy Project

(Geographical location : Puri, Orissa)

The Puri Urban Leprosy Project started its work in Leprosy Control at Puri from 1981 with the support of German Leprosy Relief Association, Germany with the collaboration of the State Government of Orissa. MDT was introduced in this project area 1985 under SET activities of NLEP. From the year 2003 the project involved in RNTCP (TB) by establishing a DMC (Designated Microscopic Centre). The Project is also involved in SER/CBR and providing micro finance loans to the cured persons for their self development to bring them back to the main stream of the society. The Project is involved in different health related activities of the Government like pulse-polio immunization program, MDA (Mass Drug Admn.), Malaria Control program in co-operation with the District Health Authority.

Leprosy Services: The project covered 2 lakh populations in Puri municipality spread across in 26 wards. Over a period of 26 years the project could successfully treat 8,547 leprosy affected persons.

TB Services: The project has been involved in the Tuberculosis Program from 1997 under guidance of GLRA India and later in 2003 the project established DMC under RNTCP. A total of 1668 TB cases have been identified and treated by this project.

Facilities: General and specialised OPD, TB Microscopy and treatment, Disability care for leprosy affected, micro finance assistance.

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