Established in 1882, Purulia was TLM’s first hospital in India. The hospital now treats around 30-40,000 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 2016, 1,233 new cases of leprosy were diagnosed at Purulia (that's 3 a day)
In 2016, nearly 11,000 leprosy-affected people attended the outpatients'department at the hospital
Purulia Hospital was the focus of our World Leprosy Sunday campaign in 2017, find out more here.