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Holy Family Hansenorium - Trichy

Holy Family Hansenorium is one of the oldest projects supported by Damien Foundation. Located in Fathima Nagar, Thiruchirapalli district of Tamilnadu State, it has been supporting leprosy control programme for more than 3 decades. This project is one of the most popular referral and training centres with facility for Reconstructive surgery in Tamilnadu and leprosy patients with complications come here for their ailments.

Most of the patients are managed through outpatient clinic and referred back to the concerned health facility for follow up treatment. In cases of severe complications, patients are hospitalised.

Project is allotted Microscopy Centre for a population of 100,000. One of the important activities taken up by the project in collaboration with the Government of Tamilnadu is support to DPMR activities by the general health system in 5 districts (Thiruchirapalli, Pudukottai since 2003 and Karur, Ariyalur and Perambalur since 2009).

Dr.Pierre partcipating in self care training to patients in Karambakudi PHC

Project is also functioning as care and support centre for HIV affected persons with complications including TB and has received the “Best care and support centre in 2010” award for their good work.

Activities - Leprosy

  1. Management of ulcers & complications at the hospital.
  2. Training to all GH staff in POD care.
  3. Support in supervision and monitoring of POD programme.
  4. Providing protective footwear and other needy appliances to persons with disability.
  5. Refer eligible cases for re constructive surgery.
  6. Socio Economic Rehabilitation.
  7. Community awareness on leprosy.
  8. Conducting reconstructive surgery.
  9. Facilitating POD programme at district level by building the capacity of district nucleus team and health staff at periphery.
  10. Training of health staff on POD care.
  11. Support district nucleus team in supervision and monitoring of POD programme.

Activities - TB

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of TB cases.
  2. Inpatient management for patients with complications.
  3. Supervision and monitoring of patients under DOT.
  4. Arrange DOT providers for each patient.
  5. Nutritional supplement to poor TB cases.
  6. Community awareness on TB.
  7. Establishing sputum collection centres where ever necessary.
  8. Management of TB patients with HIV coinfection


Holy Family Hansenorium
Fathima Nagar PO
Thiruchirapalli District
Tamilnadu - 620012
Phone: +91-431-2680222 / 2680033

Incharge Person Sr. Conrad Mary, Project Holder
Staff Hospital staff - 5; Field staff - 5;
Admin staff - 1; Others - 10
Facilities Hospital with 75 beds; RCS centre; DMC; and TB/HIV care centre.
Budget Rs. 31,27,209