Established in 1882, Purulia was TLM’s first hospital in India. The hospital now treats over 40,000 people every year from West Bengal, one of the poorest States in India. The hospital provides a wide range of services including leprosy treatment and surgery to correct disabilities, ophthalmology, dermatology, orthopaedics and general surgical procedures.
In 2018, 12,097 consultations were carried out for leprosy-affected people
146 reconstructive surgeries were carried out in 2018
In 2018, 5,253 pairs of sandals were given to leprosy patients
6,396 eye care consultations and surgeries were carried out in 2018
In 2017, with your help, we raised £20,000 to help build a new outpatients' department at Purulia Hospital in partnership with TLM England and Wales. Read the latest update on how this work is progressing.
Children Unite for Action is a new comprehensive rehabilitation project which focuses on three leprosy colonies and 13 nearby villages in Chandhkuri (Chhattisgarh), Muzaffarpur (Bihar) and Purulia (West Bengal). The programme provides children with: life skills workshops, health education, school scholarships, summer camps and various other initiatives to empower and equip children from leprosy backgrounds to reach their potential. Last year, children also took part in English classes, a visit to an organic farm and sport activities for girls to improve confidence and motivation.