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Annual Report – 2010

NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES : 10 new patients have been detected this year.

LEPROSY : Old / Repeat visits (out-patients): Their number this year is about 1,647.

GENERAL PATIENTS : Old/Repeat visits (Out-patients): Their number this year is 2,412.

LEPROSY – IN-PATIENTS : Their number this year is about 280.

Note : General patients have started to come to the hospital. The necessary and adequate treatment is given to them.


HIV/AIDS UNDER WAR-FOOT :

Free health education is given to colleges and schools. There are 75 children in this home. This year 14 of HIV/AIDS patient's children have been admitted in the home. There were already four children who were all negative. In all there are 18 HIV/AIDS patient's children. All these children are provided food, shelter, cloth and education free of cost.


ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY FOR THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS :

This year 40 students from abroad participated in the training. The eagerness to learn more about leprosy among foreign students is on the rise. Our medical team is teaching the scientific aspects of leprosy to these students. Mr. Niall Todd from Edinburgh, England stayed at our leprosarium for two months and observed the services done. He learnt about the life style and the education of the children. He spent his time with the patients and played with the children. He also gifted sports goods, a Television and a CD player for our home children. We express our grateful thanks to Rev. Anderson who sent Mr. Niall Todd to our leprosarium.


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF LATE Dr. R. VEDABODAKAM :

This hospital was founded by Dr.Rathnam Vedabodakam. The 57th Anniversary of this hospital was celebrated on 21st May. The occasion was graced by Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese's Vice President Rev. Samuel, Treasurer Rev. Samuel Selvaraj, the Clerical Secretary Rev. Lourdhuraj Jeyasingh, the Lay Secretary Mr. Mohan and Hospital Manager Rev.Dr.Paul Vethamoni. Mr. Sundar Vedabodakam son of Dr.R. Vedabodakam and his family, staff of the hospital, well-wishers, patients and children took part in the celebration. In memory of Dr.R. Vedabodakam, the patients and well-wishers spoke about his activities.


ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. These donations come from the various adoption schemes made for leprosy patients and children. The main individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust. It's founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, UK., collects donation from her relatives and friends.


REHABILITATION'S PRODUCTS STALL :

Here the patient's rehabilitation products are sold by our staff. Candle, Plastic wire basket, and Paththamadai mats are given to the donors and well wishers of our leprosarium. They are also sold as request and availability.


OBITUARY :

  • Mrs. Getzi Paul Natarajan of Puthu Surandai, who created the contact bridge between Surandai and the leprosarium. Every year she used to bring the Women's Fellowship from Surandai to our leprosarium. With her efforts the funds were raised for One Day Permanent Meal Scheme.
  • Mrs. Juliet Jeba Selvi. She was the sister of our Bishop Rt.Rev.J.A.D. Jebachandran.
  • Mrs. Jessie Mouli, Kulavanigarpuram passed away in last January
  • Mr. Koilpitchai (Retd.Teacher), Panaikulam passed away. He was a Governing Board Member of our leprosarium.
  • Our mercy patient Mr. Sundaram passed away.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2011

NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES : 25 new patients have been detected this year. This is 50% higher than the last year. This proves leprosy problem is still around us.

LEPROSY : Old / Repeat visits (out-patients): Their number this year is about 1,508

GENERAL PATIENTS : Old/Repeat visits (Out-patients): Their number this year is 2,465.

LEPROSY – IN-PATIENTS : Their number this year is about 250. Leprosy patients with non-leprosy medical conditions are also treated in the hospital now. Non-leprosy general patients have been coming to the hospital too and are receiving necessary and adequate treatment.


ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY FOR THE OVERSEAS STUDENTS :

This year 23 students from abroad participated in the training. The Nursing College, Arts College and Theological College students also participated in the leprosy orientation programme.


BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF LATE Dr. R. VEDABODAKAM :

This hospital was founded by Dr.Rathnam Vedabodakam in the year 1956. The 58th Anniversary of this hospital was celebrated on 21st May, as Founder's Day. The occasion was graced by Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocese's Medical Work Standing Committee Secretary Dr. Balachandran, his wife Dr.Mrs. Prema Balachandran, Mr. Albert Athisayaraj, Rev. Muthuraj and Hospital Manager Rev.Dr. Paul Vethamoni, Dr.R. Vedabodakam's family, staff of the hospital, well-wishers, patients and children took part in the celebrations.


NEW INFRASTRUCTURE :

Renovation of Out-Patient Block : The Out-Patient Block's tin-sheet roof has been removed and is replaced by cement concrete roof. Our Bishop The Rt. Rev.Dr.J.A.D. Jebachandran, has graced the occasion. Thanks to "A Better World", Canada and The Tamil Christian Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore, for their help.

Medical Equipments in the Out-Patient Block : Few equipments were bought for the Institution e.g. ECG Machine, Nebulizer, Gluco Meter, Pulse Oximeter, and Oxygen Cylinders. These equipments are useful for treating general cases and leprosy patients. Thanks to Rotary Club of Kesteven, Lincolnshire, UK and specially for Mr. Don Fletcher, for their help.

Water Purifying System : St.Luke's natural underground water is hard water. We have installed a water purifying system for the purification of drinking water in our leprosarium. Thanks to Rotary Club of Kesteven, UK., for their help.

Cement Pathway : A cement pathway was made between kitchen and men's ward. This pathway is used for carrying the food in a trolley from kitchen to in-patients ward. Thanks to The Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore for their help.

Renovation of Boy's Home and Warden Room : The tin-sheet roof of Boy's Home and Warden were replaced, with cement concrete roof. Thanks to DIK, Germany and The Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore for their help.


ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. These donations come from various adoption schemes made for leprosy patients and children. The main individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. It's founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from her relatives and friends.


OBITUARY :

  • Rev. Dr.E.P. Fritschi, Vellore who was of service to leprosy patients especially in the reconstructive surgery.
  • Mr.J.P.C. Dawson, UK who was a strong supporter of our leprosarium.
  • Our mercy patients Mrs. Leethiyal, Mrs. Jaharban and Mr. Esai alias Isaac Devadason.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2012

NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 40. LEPROSY : Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 1,550. GENERAL PATIENTS: Old/Repeat visits (Out-patients) this year is about 3,355.

LEPROSY IN-PATIENTS : Their number this year is about 285. Leprosy patients with non-leprosy medical conditions are also treated in the hospital now. Non-leprosy general patients have been coming to the hospital too and are receiving necessary and adequate treatment.

STUDENT'S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY : This year, 55 second year medical students and 110 third year medical students from Tirunelveli Government Medical College participated in our programme. The staff and students had a useful time. Thanks to Dr. Karthikeyan and Dr. Sivagami for arranging this get together. - 13 students from Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai also participated.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF Late. Dr. R.VEDABODAKAM : The 59th Anniversary of this hospital was celebrated on 21st May as Founder's Day, the 124th birthday of Dr.R.Vedabodakam. The occasion was graced by our Ex-Manager Rev. Dr.Paul Vethamoni. The staff, well wishers and patients took part in the celebrations. Two cured leprosy patients received load bicycle and sewing machine under rehabilitation scheme on this occasion.

RENOVATION OF GIRL'S HOME : The Girl's Home tin-sheet roof has been removed and is replaced by cement concrete roof. Our Manager Rev.N.S. Jeremiah had graced the occasion and dedicated the building.


Thanks to

  • DIK, Germany.
  • Mdm. Kan How, KKMC, Singapore.
  • Mr. Julius Joseph, KKMC, Singapore.
  • Martin Grove United Church, Etobicoke, Canada.
  • Mrs. & Mr. Don Fletcher, UK.
  • Mrs. Margaret Dawson, UK.
  • Isaac Family Charitable Fund Inc, USA.

ST.LUKE'S WEBSITE :

There was an ever growing request from well-wishers and donors for having a very own website. Our website address is www.leprosarium.org. Recently this new website has been created with lot of informations and photos. Kindly visit us and give your suggestions.


REHABILITATION :

Even after cure the ill-informed society continues to ostracize the ex-leprosy subjects, denying them equal employment opportunity. These unfortunate victims have only one option, begging -- a tragedy as bad as the disease itself. St.Luke's extends its services even beyond the hospital. Goat farming, Piggery, Plastic Wire Basket Weaving, Palm Tree Leaf's Basket Weaving, Candle Making, Tailoring etc. are Rehabilitation activities for our leprosy patients.


THE MARKETING UNIT :

Recently we built the marketing unit for leprosy patient's rehabilitation's products. Patients exhibit the products which are for sale. The sales amount is handed to the patients.


THE PETTY SHOP :

There is a Petty Shop in the campus, which is run by one of our inmates. Daily consumables and toilet accessories are given to patients on a credit scheme.


EMU BIRDS FARMING :

The Emu Farming was recently established. These are maintained by our inmates. Training is given for care taking these birds. The scope of employment in other farms increases for these patients once they are discharged.


DENTAL DEPARTMENT :

In our leprosarium, we opened Dental Department on 17.09.2012 by the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. During the month of September and October nearly 35 patients had Dental treatment. In our Dental Department we do Scaling, Root Canal Treatment, Orthodontic Treatment, Implants, Removable Prosthesis, Extractions, Crown & Bridges, Teeth Jewellery, and many more procedures. In-patients of St.Luke's Leprosarium as well as villagers in and around Peikulam are benefited by this venture.


ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. These donations come from various adoption schemes made for leprosy patients and children. The main individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. It's founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from her relatives and friends.


OBITUARY :

  • Dr.Chinnadurai Devadason, USA native place of Kulavanigarpuram, Palayamkottai.
  • Mr.S.Sundarraj ex-leprosy subject and ward – attender who worked for 38 years in our leprosarium. He was a hard worker and honest colleague.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2013

NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 70

LEPROSY : Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 1,594.

GENERAL PATIENTS : Old/Repeat visits (Out-patients) this year is 3,432.

LEPROSY IN-PATIENTS : Their number this year is about 250. Leprosy patients with all medical conditions are treated in the hospital. Non-leprosy general patients have been coming to the hospital too and are receiving necessary and adequate treatment.


STUDENT'S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY :

This year, 55 second year medical students and 110 third year medical students from Tirunelveli Government Medical College participated in our programme. The staff and students had a useful time. Thanks to Dr. Sivagami for arranging this get together.

  • 50 students from Devendrar College of Physiotherapy, Ariyakulam also participated.
  • 50 students from Surbiton High School,London.
  • Ms.Gemma VonGyer- a final year medical student from Scotland had a two week training programme.

Our Special Visitors :

  • Dr.Charles Pon Subha M.B., B.S., D.M., Tirunelveli Medical College, Tirunelveli.
  • Alexandra Tate and Frances Jones from, UK.
  • Tina Aster, UK.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF Late. Dr. R.VEDABODAKAM :

The 60th Anniversary of this hospital was celebrated on 21st May as Founder's Day, the 125th Birthday of Dr.R.Vedabodakam. The occasion was graced by the Moderator's Commissary, the office bearers of Thoothukudi-Nazareth Diocesan Trust Association and our Manager Rev. N.S.Jeremiah. The staff, well wishers and patients took part in the celebrations. Cured leprosy patients received load bicycle, sewing machine and special foot-wear under rehabilitation scheme on this occasion. Free clothes were also distributed to the patients.

Renovation of Boys and Girls Home : We have constructed two study halls over the boys and girls home.

BIO-GAS PLANT : Recently we built a bio-gas plant for our hospital kitchen. This was a green way to reduce our expenses.


PENDING PROJECTS :

  • Women's ward renewal: Still our female patients are lying on the stone beds. The ward is 60 years old and has an asbestos sheet roof.
  • Chapel Construction: We need to construct a chapel for patients. At present, the morning and evening services are conducted under an open hall.

Hospital Registration :

We have applied to the government for registration of sanitation, food safety and fire safety. We are also in the process of registering our children's home under the latest norms.


CARE BEYOND LEPROSARIUM :

Our leprosy patients undergo special surgeries at St.Luke's Hospital, Nazareth, free of cost. Some of them are also admitted in their ICU.


EYE SURGERY :

  • Marthandam
  • Nadarajan
  • Mookan
  • Thangammal
  • Chinnadurai
  • Perumal
  • Paul
  • Muthulakshmi
  • Thangaraj

Below knee Amputation :

  • Velayutham
  • Maariselvam

Skin Graft :

  • Paulpandi
  • Johnson

Medical ICU Treatment :

  • Aatchiyammal – hepatic encephalopathy.
  • Ramar – Chronic renal failure
  • Mani – Necrotising fascitis

CHILDREN : We have started new sponsorship and scholarship schemes for the children from leprosy affected families.

ISRAEL NESAMONY ILLAM : This building was gifted by late Mr.I.R.Samuelraj & family of Seydunganallur in the year 1980. This roof was badly damaged. We are using it for staff quarters and the roof was replaced with tin sheet.


FACILITIES INCREASED IN KITCHEN :

Gas connection and food trolley for easily carrying food to wards. Thanks to IFCF, USA for funding this facilities. Ten litres capacity of new wet grinder for grinding rice. Thanks to Dr.Rajeshkumar S/o.Late.Mr.R.Devendran Nadar of Coimbatore.


ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. These donations come from various adoption schemes made for leprosy patients and children. A significant individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. Its founder Mrs. Kathy Miller collects donation from her relatives and friends, by telling about us throughout the year. Once a year, she visits us personally to hand over the gifts.


OBITUARY :

  • Mrs.P.Vasantha Caldwellda of Christianagaram.
  • Mrs.Ranjitham Rathnam of Kurumbur.
  • Mrs.Jothi Joseph of Malaysia.
  • Mr.G.T.Soundarapandiaraj of Kotagiri.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2014

We at St.Luke’s Leprosarium wish you and your family, A Merry Christmas and A Prosperous New Year.

Leprosy service is not yet finished. A disease, chronic by nature, needs constant care, attention and rehabilitation. Not only for the patients, but also their children. This is in order to make the leprosy patients independent and self-reliant till their future generations to come.

This hospital was established in 1954 by Dr. R.Vedabodakam. The 61st Anniversary of this hospital was celebrated on 21st May 2014 as Founder’s Day, the 127th Birthday of Dr.R.Vedabodakam.


LEPROSY STATISTICS :

  • NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 81.
  • LEPROSY: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 2028.
  • GENERAL PATIENTS: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 4014.

LEPROSY-IN-PATIENTS :

Their number this year is about 197. All the medical conditions of leprosy patients are treated in the hospital. Non-leprosy general patients have been coming to the hospital too and are receiving necessary and adequate treatment.


CARE BEYOND LEPROSY :

Our leprosy patients undergo special surgeries at St.Luke’s hospital, Nazareth, free of cost. Some of them when needed are also admitted in their ICU.


List of Surgeries performed in the year 2014

Name Surgery
Velayutham Eye surgery
Ramar Eye surgery
Subbiah Eye surgery
Ganapathy Eye surgery
Marthandam Eye surgery
Perumal Eye surgery
Navaneethakrishnan Skin graft
Thirumalai Below knee Amputation
Seethalaxmi Below knee Amputation
Suyambulingam Renal failure
Kottalapandian Lipoma excision
Kittammal Debridment
Velammal Ortho – Surgery
Kuthalam Herniorrhaphy
Subbiah Herniorrhaphy

ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. These donations come through various adoption schemes made for leprosy patients and children. A significant individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. It’s founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from her relatives and friends, by telling them about us throughout the year. Once a year, she visits us personally to hand over the gifts.


STUDENT’S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY :

  • Miss. Lea Macherel and Miss. Noortje Oerlemans, from Netherlands
  • 30 students from St.Ann’s College of Nursing, Thoothukudi
  • 70 third year students from C.S.I. Eliza Caldwell College of Nursing, Idaiyangudi
  • 60 students from Nehru Nursing College, Valliyoor.
  • 15 students from C.S.I Luke’s College of Nursing, Nazareth.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST ONE YEAR :

  • New system of fixed menu balanced diet for our inmates.
  • CCTV installation in our hospital.
  • Saplings donated by the forest department for our hospital.
  • Governing Board meeting with new members.
  • Two days retreat held in our leprosarium by Healthcare Christian Fellowship India in which 150 students participated.

OUR SPECIAL VISITORS :

  • Mr. Megar Ketz, U.K.
  • Mr. Moses & Mrs. Esther Moses, Malaysia.
  • Mr. Dave & Mrs. Rhona, U.K.
  • Rev. Sharath .C. David, Secretary, CMAI, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Girija, M.B.B.S, D.D.V.L., Thoothkudi.
  • C.S.I Jeyaraj Annapackiam College students, Nazareth.
  • Dr. Balasubramanian, Deputy Director of Medical Services (Leprosy), Thoothukudi.

PENDING PROJECTS :

BIO GAS PLANT : We need to construct a bio gas plant for men’s ward, to reduce our energy needs in the kitchen.

WOMEN’S WARD RENEWAL : This ward is 61 years old and has an asbestos sheet roof.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION : We need a Chapel for patients. At present, the morning and evening services are conducted under a open hall.

OFFICE : We need to construct a office building for all our administration work. At present, all the functioning is in the old doctor's quarters building.

HOSPITAL REGISTRATION : We have received the building licence from Revenue Department and Certificates from the Health Department, Food Safety Department and Fire Station for our hospital and Children Home. We are also in the process of registering our Children’s Home under the latest norms.


OBITUARY :

  • Mr. J. Francis Joseph of Nazareth.
  • Mr. Henry P. Rayer of Ratchanyapuram
  • Mr. Jeyaraj Moses of Malaysia
  • Mr. Kenneth Miller, The Neem Tree Trust, U.K.

OUR SPECIAL THANKS ARE DUE TO :

  • The Neem Tree Trust, UK, especially its Founder and President Mrs. Kathy Miller.
  • DIK (Deutach – Indisches kinderthilfswerk) Koln, Germany for sponsoring building construction for our Children’s Home.
  • The Martin Grove United Church, Etobicoke, Canada for sponsoring our Christmas celebrations every year and their lovable Representative Mr. Robert Koil.
  • The Leprosy Mission, Delhi.
  • Brother Mohan C.Lazarus of Jesus Redeems, Nalumavadi.
  • Mrs. Margaret Dawson and Mrs. Ruth Barber of the Isle of Wight, U.K.
  • The Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore.
  • Rotary Club of Kesteven, UK, especially to Mrs. & Mr. Don Fletcher.
  • Dr. Shantha Tyler, UK

Kindly pray for our ministry. Kindly do share our ministry with your families, relatives and friends.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2015

LEPROSY STATISTICS :

  • NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 87.
  • LEPROSY: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 2243.
  • GENERAL PATIENTS: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 4518.
  • INPATIENTS: Their number this year is 299.
  • All the medical conditions of leprosy patients are treated in the hospital.

CARE BEYOND LEPROSARIUM :

Our leprosy patients undergo special surgeries at St.Luke’s hospital, Nazareth, free of cost. Some of them when needed are even admitted for ICU care.


List of Surgeries performed in the year 2015 :

Surgery Name
Fracture in the right leg / Implant Devarajan
Below knee Amputation Thangarathinam
Hemiorthoplasty Navaneethakrishnan, Vellamal
Dynamic hip screw. Revathy
Eye surgery Valliyammal, Armugam, Subbaiah, Sornam, Iruthayam, Paulraj
Skin graft Johnson
Sebaceous cyst Iyyammal

ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. Donations come through various adoption schemes tailor made for the need of leprosy patients and children. A significant individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. It’s founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from well wishers and friends, throughout the year. Once a year, she visits us personally to hand over the gifts.


STUDENT’S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY :

  • Students from Sivanthi Adithanar Nursing College, Tiruchendur.
  • Students from Pope's College, Sawyerpuram.
  • Students from Nehru Nursing College, Valliyoor.
  • Students from Anitha Kumaran Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thandupathu.
  • Students from St.Ann’s College of Nursing, Thoothukudi.
  • Students from St.Luke’s College of Nursing, Nazareth.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST ONE YEAR :

  • Newly built Bio-Gas plant – Men’s Ward.
  • Girls home Verandah renovation with Tata Cooling Sheet.
  • Girls home study hall renovation on first floor.
  • Bathroom and Toilets renovations for both the Men’s Ward.
  • New toilets for visitors.

PENDING PROJECTS :

WOMEN’S WARD RENEWAL :
The present ward is 61 years old and has an asbestos sheet roof. Proper RCC roof is pending. The estimated amount needed for Women’s Ward renewal is 30,00,000/-.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION :
We need a Chapel for patients. At present, the morning and evening services are conducted in a open hall. The estimated amount needed for construction of Chapel is 45,00,000/-. We have already been receiving donations.

OFFICE :
We need to construct an office building for all our administrative work. At present, all the functioning is in the old doctor's quarters building. The estimated amount needed for construction of Office is 15,00,000/-. It is planned on the first floor of Out Patient Department.

STEAM BOILER :
In our Leprosarium there are 150 inmates, both Patients and Home Children. All the meals are served to them. At present the food is prepared with fire-wood, Bio - Gas & LPG. We propose to prepare food with steam boiler, which is fast and also very cheap and hygenic. The amount needed for installation of Steam Boiler is 5,00,000/-.

COMMERCIAL WASHING MACHINE :
Our Hospital is in need of a washing machine. Clothes of both patients and children are washed in a conventional way. The washing machine which can wash clothes weighing upto 100Kgs, at a time, will be helpful for our washing needs. The amount needed for installation of Commercial Washing machine is 20,00,000/-.

GENERATOR :
The hospital at present has a Generator with a capacity of 15K.V.A. With growing demands, there is not enough power to cover all the Wards, Out-patient Block, Kitchen, Shoe Department and Children’s Home. This hospital is in need of a higher 62.5K.V.A. capacity Diesel Generator. The amount needed for installation of 62.5K.V.A. Generator is 7,00,000/-.

COMPUTER AND PRINTER :
Computers are essential for day-to-day activities of our Leprosarium. Correspondences through e-mails are economical. Computers are also useful for Accounts, Pharmacy and Records maintenance departments. We are in need of 4 sets of Computers and Printers. The amount needed for installation of 4 sets of Computers and Printers is 2,00,000/-

XEROX MACHINE :
We conduct Health Education on Leprosy with visual aids and leaflets. In the leaflets, we describe about leprosy. Thousands of copies of health education leaflets are needed for distribution. The amount needed for installation of Xerox Machine is 1,00,000/-

ANNUAL REPORT – 2016

LEPROSY STATISTICS :

  • NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 89
  • LEPROSY: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 2051
  • GENERAL PATIENTS: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 6073
  • INPATIENTS: Their number this year is 1152
  • All the medical conditions of leprosy patients are treated in the hospital.

CARE BEYOND LEPROSARIUM :

Our leprosy patients undergo special surgeries at St.Luke’s hospital, Nazareth. Some of them when needed are even admitted for ICU care. St.Luke’s Leprosarium, Peikulam meets their medical expenses.

The total cost of the medical expenses for these patients in the past one year is around 4,50,000/-. St.Luke’s hospital, Nazareth gives consideration to patients from St.Luke’s Leprosarium, Peikulam. All their billing is at a concession rate for our patients.


List of Surgeries performed in the year 2016 :

Surgery Name
Cataract Kottalapandiyan, Velammal, Seenivasan, Rengammal
Hysterectomy Lakshmi
Dynamic hip screw Rajammal, Chelladurai, Sudalaimuthu
Arthrotomy Saraswathy alias Salate Mary.
Hernia Kuthalam –(Right Inguinal Hernia)
ICU Care Elizabeth – Congestive cardiac failure
Murugan – Acute pancreatitis
Maariammal – Mumps
Sangeetha – Pyrexia of Unknown Origin
Sehubath – Pyelonephritis
Lakshmi – Severe anaemia
Nadarajan – Chronic Renal Failure
Chinnadurai – Cirrhosis liver

ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. Donations come through various adoption schemes tailor made for the need of leprosy patients and children. A significant individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, UK. It’s founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from well wishers and friends, throughout the year. Once a year, she visits us personally to hand over the gifts.


STUDENT’S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY :

  • Students from Sivanthi Adithanar College, Tiruchendur.
  • Students from Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram.
  • St.Luke’s Community College, Nazareth.
  • Students from Sri Sankara Bhagavathi Arts and Science College, Kommadikottai.
  • Students from Margoschis College, Nazareth.
  • Students from Anitha Kumaran Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thandapathu.
  • Students from St.Luke’s College of Nursing, Nazareth.
  • Students from Nehru Nursing College, Valliyoor.

MAJOR ACTIVITIES IN THE LAST ONE YEAR :

  • Boy’s Home verandah renovation with Tata cooling sheet.
  • Construction of New Office Block.
  • New residential block for resident nursing students.
  • Private rooms in the ground floor of Doctor’s Quarters.

PENDING PROJECTS :

WOMEN’S WARD RENOVATION :
The present ward is 61 years old and has an asbestos sheet roof. Proper RCC roof is pending. The estimated amount needed for Women’s Ward renewal is 30,00,000/-.

CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION :
We need a Chapel for patients. At present, the morning and evening services are conducted in a open hall. The estimated amount needed for construction of Chapel is 55,00,000/-. We have already been receiving donations.

STEAM BOILER :
In our Leprosarium there are 150 inmates, both Patients and Home Children. All meals are served to them. At present the food is prepared with fire-wood, LPG & Biogas. We propose to prepare food with steam boiler, which is fast and also very cheap and hygenic. We have Bio-Gas plants to power the boiler too. The amount needed for installation of Steam Boiler is 5,00,000/-

COMMERCIAL WASHING MACHINE :
Our Hospital is in need of a washing machine. Clothes of both patients and children are washed in a conventional way. The washing machine which can wash clothes weighing upto 100Kgs, at a time, will be helpful for our washing needs. The amount needed for installation of Commercial Washing machine is 20,00,000/-.

XEROX MACHINE :
We conduct Health Education on Leprosy with visual aids and leaflets. Pamphlets and leaflets are part of IEC programme. Thousands of copies of health education leaflets are needed for distribution. The amount needed for a new Xerox Machine is 1,00,000/-.

CLASS ROOM FOR STUDENTS :
Leprosy Orientation programme and classes for students from various colleges are at present being conducted in the Dining Hall. A modern classroom with projector display, speakers and to accommodate around 100 students will be very useful. Building is already present. The amount needed for furnishing the class room is 5,00,000/-.

OUR SPECIAL THANKS ARE DUE TO :

  • The Neem Tree Trust, UK, especially its Founder and President, Mrs. Kathy Miller.
  • DIK (Deutach – Indisches kinderthilfswerk) Koln, Germany.
  • OIK (Organisation Für Internationale Kontakte) Austria.
  • The Martin Grove United Church, Etobicoke, Canada for sponsoring our Christmas celebrations every year.
  • Brother Mohan C. Lazarus of Jesus Redeems, Nalumavadi.
  • Mrs. Margaret Dawson and Mrs. Ruth Barber of the Isle of Wight, U.K.
  • The Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore.
  • Rotary Club of Kesteven, UK, especially to Mr. & Mrs. Don Fletcher.
  • Dr. Shantha Tyler, UK.

ANNUAL REPORT – 2017

LEPROSY STATISTICS :

  • NUMBER OF NEW LEPROSY CASES THIS YEAR IS 61
  • LEPROSY: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 2490
  • GENERAL PATIENTS: Old / Repeat visits (out-patients) this year is 6785
  • INPATIENTS: Their number this year is 1096
  • All the medical conditions of leprosy patients are treated in the hospital

CARE BEYOND LEPROSARIUM :

Our leprosy patients undergo special surgeries at St. Luke’s hospital, Nazareth. Some of them when needed are even admitted for ICU care. St. Luke’s Leprosarium, Peikulam meets their medical expenses.

The total cost of the medical expenses for these patients in the past one year is around 2,34,550/-. St. Luke’s hospital, Nazareth gives consideration to patients from St. Luke’s Leprosarium, Peikulam. All their billing is at a special concession rate just for our patients.


List of Surgeries performed in the year 2017 :

Surgery Name
Ortho Surgery Mariyammal, Devarajan
Cataract Gopalakrishnan, Krishnan
Circumcision Arikaran

ON THE FINANCIAL FRONT :

100% of our expenses are met by donors and well-wishers. Donations come through various adoption schemes tailor made for the need of leprosy patients and children. A significant individual donor is The Neem Tree Trust, U.K. The founder Mrs. Kathy Miller, collects donation from well wishers and friends, throughout the year. Once a year, she visits us personally to hand over the gifts


STUDENT’S ORIENTATION ON LEPROSY :

  • Students from Nehru Nursing College, Valliyoor
  • Students from A.V.M. School of Nursing, Thoothukudi.
  • Students from Anitha Kumaran Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thandupathu.
  • Students from Pope’s College, Sawyerpuram.
  • Students from Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.

ONGOING CHAPEL CONSTRUCTION :

"He is the potter, we are just the clay. When He is with us, there is always a way"

Though our hospital is 60 years old, we didn’t have a place for worship. We have around 100 in- patients, 25 children, 25 staff and 30 volunteers regularly participating in various worship services conducted in our leprosarium. Well wishers, donors, relatives of the patients and children also participate during the services when they are present.

At present all our religious activities are taking place in our open dining area. There is no separate area for worship and there is no Altar.

This year in January we had started the chapel construction work.

Our chapel is a complicated engineering structure. The central dome stands at 40 feet off the ground at its centre.

The chapel structure is similar to the chapel in ``Sunken Garden`` of the college campus of Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Holy Trinity Church from Dubai contributed substantially towards this project. We also are getting contributions from various well wishers for the same.

So far we have completed around half the work.


PENDING PROJECTS :

WOMEN’S WARD RENOVATION :
The present ward is 61 years old and has an asbestos sheet roof. Proper RCC roof is pending. The estimated amount needed for Women’s Ward renovation is around 30,00,000/-.

STEAM BOILER :
n our Leprosarium there are 150 inmates, both Patients and Home Children. All meals are served to them. At present the food is prepared with fire-wood, LPG & Bio-gas. We propose to prepare food with steam boilers, which is fast and also very cheap and hygenic. The amount needed for installation of Steam Boiler is 5,00,000/-

COMMERCIAL WASHING MACHINE :
Our Hospital is in need of a washing machine. Clothes of both patients and children are washed in a conventional way. The washing machine which can wash clothes weighing upto 100Kgs, at a time, will be helpful for our washing needs. The amount needed for installation of Commercial Washing machine is 20,00,000/-.

OUR SPECIAL THANKS ARE DUE TO :

  • The Neem Tree Trust, U.K, especially its Founder and President, Mrs. Kathy Miller.
  • DIK (Deutach – Indisches kinderthilfswerk) Koln, Germany.
  • OIK (Organisation Fur Internationale & Kontakte) Austria.
  • The Martin Grove United Church, Etobicoke, Canada for sponsoring our Christmas celebrations every year.
  • Brother Mohan C. Lazarus of Jesus Redeems, Nalumavadi.
  • Mrs. Margaret Dawson and Mrs. Ruth Barber of the Isle of Wight, U.K.
  • The Congregation of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church, Singapore.
  • Dr. Shantha Tyler, U.k
  • Holy Trinity Church, Dubai.
  • Rotary club of kesteven, U.K., especially to Mr. & Mrs. Don Fletcher.
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