Sivananda Rehabilitation Home (SRH)

(Geographical location :Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh)

The Home was established in 1958 by Rani Kumudini Devi on a 51 acre campus at Kukatpally in the outskirts of Hyderabad, with the sole aim of providing a home for the needy leprosy patients. Being one of the major leprosy care centers in the country, SRH continue to provide holistic care to persons affected by leprosy.

Leprosy services: In 1976 the home was expanded to accommodate about 1000 leprosy patients.  Small scale industries were established to support them in their daily living. In 1979 an Urban Leprosy Control Project covering a population of 0.5 million was started in Hyderabad City with support from German Leprosy Relief Association and it was increased to 1.5 million in 1987 under NLEP. Over the years a total of 11000 leprosy cases were detected and treated by this centre. The needy patients also were trained in cottage industries like Handloom weaving, Candle making, Tailoring, Welders, Fitters, Electricians, Carpenters and sheet Metal Workers as part of social rehabilitation.

SRH has been adjudged by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as the ‘Best Non-Government Organization” award for the year 2001-02 in the field of leprosy Sivananda Rehabilitation Home with state of art facility has been recognized as a nodal centre by the Government of India for the ‘Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation Program’ (DPMR) to cover six districts viz., Adilabad, Nizamabad, Medak, Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad Urban & Mahaboobnagar. Till now 6000 Reconstructive Surgeries have been performed for deformed hands and feet of leprosy patients.

TB Activities: SRH has also taken up a TU (Tuberculosis Control Unit – 5 lakh population) under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program in 2004. An isolation Ward is also established in Community Care Centre for HIV/AIDS for patients co-infected with TB & HIV.

Facilities: 200-bed hospital, DPMR tertiary care with Re-constructive surgery facilities, TB treatment Unit, Community Care Centre for HIV/AIDS, Home for aged and destitute leprosy persons, vocational training centre and Socio-economic rehabilitation.

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