Leprosy Relief Rural Centre

(Geographical location : Chettipatty, Salem)

This centre was established in 1956 exclusively for leprosy services and also as the first NGO partner of GLRA India. They cover the whole of Omalur taluk with over 53 villages and a part of Mettur Taluk. Over 15,600 patients have benefited from this project services. In 1993 this project received an award from the then President of India, as an organization that employed the most number of handicapped persons. In 1998 the hospital was diversified into a general hospital.

Leprosy services: LRRC continues with same emphasis on leprosy care and has been recognized as a tertiary care for the “Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation Program” (DPMR) to cover six districts viz., Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri.

TB Activities: LRRC has also taken up a TU (Tuberculosis Control Unit – 5 lakh Population) under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program in 2000.

Facilities: besides leprosy (20 bed hospital) and TB unit, this hospital also offers specialized services in General medicine, General surgery, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Orthopedics and Physiotherapy services.

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