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Margaret Leprosy & TB Hospital - New Delhi

The project is directly managed by DFIT (NGO) & supported by DFB, initiated leprosy control activities in South West Delhi district in the year 1999. It was one of the leprosy-endemic districts in the Union Territory of Delhi where around 800 new cases were detected annually. When the programme was integrated the centre was given the responsibility for supporting leprosy control activities in the South West district like training, monitoring and supervising the Government staff through a District Technical Support Team (DTST). Following withdrawal of DTST, the project limited its leprosy control activities to diagnosis and referral of leprosy cases to Government health facilities. In 2012, the hospital was upgraded to tertiary level care and started Reconstructive Surgery (RCS) services. The centre provides RCS facilities to Delhi and neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Support to TB programme was taken up in 2002 by establishing one TB unit and in 2004 one more unit was established, thereby covering a total population of one million through 10 Designated Microscopy Centres (DMCs). Each centre is managed by a Microscopist-cum-Field Worker and assisted by a TBHV (provided by Govt.), together they are responsible for sputum microscopy, DOT supervision, monitoring Community DOT providers and maintaining records.



Project is managing drug resistant TB cases since 2009. The patients who are suspected with drug resistant TB are referred to Lala Ram Swaroop (LRS) TB hospital for culture, drug sensitivity tests and treatment initiation. The project provides follow up care for drug resistant TB patients and ensures adherence to treatment.

Activities - Leprosy

  • Perform reconstructive surgery for eligible deformed patients affected by leprosy.
  • Management of ulcers & complications at the hospital.
  • Support in supervision and monitoring of POD programme.
  • Providing protective footwear and other needy appliances to persons with disability.
  • Socio Economic Rehabilitation for eligible persons.
  • Create community awareness on leprosy.
  • Facilitating POD programme at district level.

Activities - TB

  • Diagnosis and treatment of TB cases.
  • Inpatient management for patients with complications.
  • Supervision and monitoring of patients under DOT.
  • Arrange DOT providers for each patient.
  • Nutritional supplement to poor TB cases.
  • Community awareness on TB.
  • Establishing sputum collection centres where ever necessary.
Margaret Leprosy & TB Hospital
25-27, Qutub Vihar Phase-I
Goyela Dairy Main Road, Near Police Check Post
Najafgarh, New Delhi - 110071
Phone: +91-11-65492609 / 9891561099
Email: admindelhi@damienfoundation.in

Landmark 1) 3 kms. from Dwarka Sector X Metro Station
2) Nearby Police Check Post - Goyela Dairy Main Road
Project Holder Dr. Brijpal Singh Deo, CMO
Staff Hospital Staff - 13; Field staff - 12; Admin. Staff - 4
Facilities Tertiary level referral hospital for TB & Leprosy with 17 beds, Reconstructive Surgery unit, Laboratory, X ray unit, Two TB Units with 10 DMCs; and 2 ICTCs.