The Central Leprosy Teaching and Research Institute (CLT & RI), Chengalpattu was established in 1955 by the Government of India by taking over Lady Wellington Leprosy Sanatorium establish in 1924. Later, in 1974, Govt. Of India had made CLT & RI as a subordinate office of the Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare with an objective to provide diagnostic, treatment and referral services to leprosy patients , trained manpower development for leprosy, control/elimination, beside research on various aspects of leprosy and its control.
It has separate wings of Epidemiology and statistics, Clinical, Medicine, Microbiology and Biochemistry laboratories with Animal House Facilities, Surgery and Physiotherapy. This Institute caters services to both indoor and out patients. The hospital has a bed capacity of 124 patients. The Institute serves the following objectives:
- To undertake research in basis problems relating to the occurrence bad spread and complication of leprosy.
- To train manpower necessary to implement NLEP.
- To provide specialized for diagnosis of leprosy , reaction , relapse and Reconstruction Eradication Program.
- To monitor and evaluate the National Leprosy Eradication Program.
- To function as a pivotal center for promoting anti leprosy work in the country.
REGIONAL LEPROSY TRAINING AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE (RLTRI), RAIPUR
RLTRI, Raipur establish in the year 1979 with the aim to provide training research and treatment for the leprosy affected persons.
Special Activities under RLITRI
- The Institute acts as the Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare (ROHFW) for the state of Chhattisgarh to monitor various National Health Programs including NLEP at state and district level.
- Technical supervision of NLEP activities in the 8 districts: During the 8 years were covered for assessment of the NLEP programmes, during the visit to the district hospital. 32 CHC, 43 PHC and 38 SHC were visited and suggestions for improvement and to bridge the gaps noticed during visit were given to the concerned districts.
Establish the year 1977, the Institute has a 50 beded hospital and works as a referral center for management difficult to diagnose leprosy cases and problematic, complicated and intractable cases of reaction and ulcers. Surgical procedures are carried out regularly and RCS (reconstructive Surgery ) camps have been done in the past . It also works as a nodal training and research center for the cause of leprosy elimination.
Regional Leprosy Training and Research Institute , Gouripur, Bankura , is a 50 beded leprosy hospital set up by Govt. Of India in 1984 with the objectives as mentioned below:
- To create sufficient trained manpower of different categories including Medical Officers , for better implementation of NLEP in different Indian states, especially, of the North-Eastern state to eradicate/ eliminate leprosy and
- To carry out operational research on leprosy.
- The institute is located at a village named Gauripur which is well connected with the district town bankura (12 Kms), Kolkata city (240 Kms) Durgapur town (56 Kms) kharagpur Jn. (130 Kms).
In the changing scenario of NLEP management presently, the institute has been conducting Training of Trainers (TOT course of NLEP for Senior Medical Officers (DLOs & BMOs) Throughout the years as per schedule. In addition, it provides OPD services 3 days a week. For the public and runs 3 bedded indoor facilities for complicated ulcer cases and reaction problems of recurrent nature. The Institute runs one laboratory, one X-ray unit & one physiotherapy unit. The field unit carries out IEC activities regularly throughout the year in it’s field area covering 300000 population approx. to increase voluntary cases reporting for early case detection, prevention of disability and to help establishing leprosy as ‘Common Aliment’ in the society by removing stigma attached to it .
The institute is having an excellent infrastructure for carrying out training activities for different kinds of leprosy training e.g training of trainers (TOT) and that is being regularly organized since 2011-12. PMW training course on NLEP for one batch has been scheduled this year in the month of February, 2016 . In addition, inclusion of training of Medical Officers on NLEP of three days duration has been scheduled in the Training Calendar of the year 2016-17