Vimala Dermatological Centre (VDC)
(Geographical location : Mumbai)
Vimala Dermatological Centre is engaged in Leprosy Control Programme since 1976 in K Ward West of Greater Mumbai. It’s an urban area consisting of 42 slums with a population of 815,864. Being one of the major leprosy care centres in the country, VDC continues to provide holistic care to people affected with TB also. This centre also runs a small home and school for children of affected patients.
Leprosy services: Vimala Dermatological Centre has a well equipped 75 bedded hospital with state-of -art facility. This has been recognized as a nodal centre by the Government of India for the “Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation Program” (DPMR). A total of 16,279 leprosy affected people have been cured by this centre. As one of the pioneer institution in the country, the hospital performed almost 6700 re-constructive surgeries for the leprosy affected people.
TB Activities: VDC has also taken up a DMC by covering a population of 200,000 under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program. An isolation ward with 5 beds exclusively established for TB affected people under the nutrition and medical care.
Facilities: 75-bed hospital, DPMR tertiary care with reconstructive surgery facilities, TB Microscopy, Home for aged, Hostel cum School for 75 affected children and Social economic rehabilitation.