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St. Mary’s Leprosy Centre - Arisipalayam

The project is situated in Salem town, Salem district of Tamil Nadu. It began its Leprosy control activities in 1960, took up TB services in 2001 and initiated support to district level POD in 2003. St. Mary's hospital is one of the referral centres for leprosy in the district. Recognising the capabilities of the project in disability management, the district authorities in 2003 invited the project to support DPMR activities in the entire district. Personnel from the Project supported key government staff at district level in planning, training of general health staff and monitoring DPMR activities.

Training on self care to patients

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. Facilitating POD programme at district level by building the capacity of district nucleus team and health staff at periphery.
  9. Training of health staff on POD care.
  10. Support district nucleus team in supervision and monitoring of POD programme Facilitating TB programme at sub district level covering 500,000 population.

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. Facilitating TB programme at sub district level covering 500.000 population.
  9. Re orientation training to health staff.
  10. Patient DOT provider meetings.
  11. Sensitisation of general practitioners.


St. Mary's Leprosy Centre
Arisipalayam, Salem
Tamilnadu - 636009
Phone: +91-427-2352645

Incharge Person Sr. Francisca, Admnistrator
Staff Hospital staff - 3; Field staff - 9;
Admin staff - 3
Facilities Hospital with 22 beds; TB Unit
(Tuberculosis Unit); and DMC