Urban Leprosy Control Unit ( U.L.C.P.)
Urban Leprosy Control Unit
Under the aegis of Shram Mandir hospital, Urban Leprosy control programme is offered in the backward areas of vadodara wherein clinics are functional in two areas namely Navi Pol and Sanjaynagar. Under this programme, community workers of Shram Mandir Trust conduct regular and detailed survey in various communities. During the year 2015-16, the areas where survey was done and community awareness activities were carried out are: Vadodara’s Fatehpura,Warasia, Chamundanagar slum community at sama, Harni road, Karelibaug slum community, Warasia area behind RTO,Tulsiwadi, Swad quarters, Santoshinagar, Khodiyarnagar, Rajeevnagar 1 & 2, area behind Odnagar, Swad slum community, Harijanwas Tekra near Mangleshwar, Warasia slum community. Screening camps are also held at these venues. During last year, 1,13,087 persons were examined. During this task, details of new identified persons with Leprosy are as under:
Totally 1005 cases were noted at the organisation’s clinics functioning at Sanjaynagar and Navipol. Dressing materials kit for ulcer care was distributed to 32 patients. Follow-up was done of leprosy cured patients. Besides this, 1076 people in surrounding of new MB patients were also examined. Besides medical treatment, 56 needy persons were also helped by giving MCR footwear and blankets and warm clothes during winter. From the Leprosy affected people, some selected people have been given support and guidance to become vocationally independent. This is done annually. This year 5 persons were given Haathlari, pedal rickshaw and sewing machines. Asha-workers of the areas were also given training regarding Leprosy.
Beneficiary of Urban Leprosy Control Program by Shram Mandir
Fakeera Pathan – A case study
Fakeerabhai Kasambhai Pathan aged 45 years stays at Ektanagar, Laxminagar Vadodara. Before three years symptoms of Leprosy were found on his body. On contacting the field worker of his area, he was referred to the doctor as a suspected case and it was found that he was Leprosy affected. With consistently remaining in contact with the field worker, taking medicines as per their guidance, he could be cure of Leprosy.
He has a wife and four children. Though he worked very hard by renting a pedal rickshaw, after paying the rent and repairing charges, he could not save money. The organisation annually helps and supports needy persons. On his request, Fakeerabhai was given a pedal rickshaw. He works in Sardar estate the whole day taking goods from one place to the other and earns. Since he now owns his pedal rickshaw he doesn’t need to pay rent. He feels very happy and satisfied to be able to earn enough to support his family by earning. He feels very grateful to the organisation for having provided him with this major help.