The Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre (MAHELERECEN) is a non-governmental organisation promoting voluntary health and preventive health services like general health education, leprosy awareness classes, case detection, mobile camps, and rehabilitation services for leprosy disabled. The NGO has been serving the slum and rural population of Madurai since 1991 when it was set up to eradicate leprosy and treat the affected by rendering clinical support.
Some of their activities are as follows:
Health awareness program: This program was conducted for school going children, industrial workers, and also for the public regarding general health, hygiene, safe drinking water and facts about leprosy with scientific factors and other infectious diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS. The NGO conducted 29 leprosy awareness programs during the year and reached out to 5,868 school students.
Skin Checkup and Case Detection: The organization conducts skin checkups for school students every year to prevent the occurrence of deformity. Number of schools who benefitted through skin check-up was 47, and number of school students who benefitted from this program was 5,472.
Mobile Camps: Under this program monthly follow-up is done based on the need of patient health. The medical team covers 7 blocks every month. Number of mobile camps conducted during the year was 54.
Rehabilitation: Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Program was conducted for the cured and disabled where beneficiaries received financial support. Through this activity beneficiaries participated in income generating activities like bread business.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs3 lac
Source : Audit Report 2015
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