Sarthak Manav Kushtashram (SMK)
(Geographical location : Rajasthan, Jaipur)
SMK has been working for total elimination of leprosy in Rajasthan from 1992 under the National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP). The management of the organization is run by the persons affected by leprosy through an elected body. The centres always give priority on empowering the disabled and cured persons affected by leprosy. Project has full-fledged medical dispensaries in Jodhpur and Ajmer besides Jaipur. Project also runs ‘Ashram’ (leprosaria) in Jaipur (Galta road & Jhotwara – Jaipur) and in Ajmer.
Leprosy Services: Under SET program, the project covered a population of 1.4 million and a total of 3935 people affected by leprosy were detected and treated.
TB Services: The project started TB activities since 2003 under RNTCP scheme DMC. SMK is also having another branch at Jhotwara, which is also functioning for RNTCP under drug adherence scheme. Additionally SMK is running 16 DOTS centre with help of public private partnership. A total of 4368 TB cases has been treated by this project of which 1219 were sputum positive cases.
Facilities: Leprosy diagnosis, TB microscopy and treatment, Ashram for leprosy disabled, old age home, rehabilitation and Awareness creation.