SUMANAHALLI I- LRTC
ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017
Sumanahalli working under 5 different National programme and mainly focus on National Leprosy Eradication programme. Following are the achievements for the year 2016-17.
The activities and the programme are given below.
MDT DELIVERY AND CASE DETECTION:
During the year we have registered 80 voluntary cases in our centre out which 69 MB and 11 PB (=80). MDT was delivered in St. Johns Medical College hospital, Raja Rajeshwari Medical College Hospital, And Rajajinagar ESI Model Hospital. Monthly reports of these hospitals were submitted to District Leprosy Officer and Joint Director (Leprosy) regularly. Active search programme was undertaken in the slums where we had more cases in the previous years. 2258 general cases attended our clinics and there were 218 people attended with skin problems. One case was registered through our healthy contact Survey.
INFORMATION EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION (IEC ACTIVITIES):
During the year 92 Slums and 116 Institutions were covered with awareness programms and able to reach 1, 089,432 populations. Health Education programmes were organised inside our campus for NSS students.
By active participation of the MSW and Nursing students THREE Street plays were performed, 2 in the rural and 1 in urban slums. IPC (Inter personal Communication) given to 2,510 persons and 83 group meetings for PALs and their family members, 6 Public meetings are organized and 19 meetings among self Help Groups in the areas.
School screening camps organised in 8 Government schools and 2 Private schools with Health Education programme by using audio visuals, Hand-outs, Posters etc.
THREE Exhibitions were organized in Bus stops, Schools, Hospitals and Public place
PREVENTION OF IMPAIRMENT AND DEFORMITY (POID ACTIVITIES)
5 slums (Leprosy colonies) were covered with DPMR activities. During the year no single case developed new deformity. One person underwent Reconstructive Surgery. POID camps conducted in 12 places for the Intern PTs and 16 camps were organised for Family members of the PAL.
739 Dressing kits were distributed for the persons with ulcers. As many as 9,813 dressing were done. 153 Home based Physiotherapy care was given. 108 pairs of Protective footwear (MCR) were given to the PAL.
Aids and appliance were given to 65 people.364 dressing clinics in five Colonies and in the head quarter. (1. Indirappuram, Devarjeevanhalli, 2. V.V.Girinagar, Sheshadripuram, 3. Chikkanayakanahalli, Sarjapur Road, 4.Arundhathi Nagar, Kengeriand 5. In Sumanahalli LRTC itself).
Follow-up services given in Rajaji Nagar, Kengeri, Pragathipura, Yarabnagar, Erannaghuttae, Bangarappa colony and Chamundinagar. During our visit the Healthy contacts were examined. Organised Meetings among PALs, Given individual Counselling is part of our visit by which the relationship with the affected and their family members was maintained. Home based Physiotherapy care was given to 127 LAP and PWDs. Evaluation and Monitoring of the Self Help Groups and Children’s Education programme were also undertaken during the visit.
ADVOCACY CAPACITY BUILDING AND TRAINING:
ELEVEN Advocacy meetings with the Ministers, MP, MLA, Cooperators, local panchayat leaders and for the Influential persons were organised during the year.
As part of the curriculum 103 Nursing Colleges, Two physiotherapy College Interns, and Students from SEVEN Medical colleges, 13 MSW colleges visited. 24 Govt. ANMs, 17 NGO Staff, 47 Health inspectors participated in the one day orientation and training programme. All were oriented about Leprosy, Rehabilitation and other activities of Sumanahalli.
OUT REACH ACTIVITIES:
Partnering with Local NGOs General Health camps were organised In Thigalarapalya. In Leggeri General Health camp was organised for the General Public (Homeopathy) and nearly 2000 people were benefited from the camp. Exhibition on Leprosy was conducted in 3 villages and 2 urban slums. With the help of Community Health Nursing students. Awareness programme on Safe Drinking water, Toilet, Immunization and Health Education for the pregnant women were conducted. (In 11 villages, seven slums). The Physiotherapy Internees given free home based Physiotherapy care to the person with disability who cannot afford to pay.
ST.FRANCIS DERMOTOLOGY CLINIC
The Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate along with the volunteers attending the medical needs of the inmates and the out Patients since 1978. After the integration of Leprosy in into the General Health System in 2003 the Clinic was upgraded as Dermatology clinic. On daily basis the OPD was from 8.30AM to 11.30AM, the clinic remains open on all days except Sundays. We have qualified and experienced doctor specialized in the field of Leprosy
Our services are not only to the inmates but now a days it became a Public Health Center where people from nearby areas get the benefit of free Medical care Complicated Ulcer Cases including the leprosy reaction were managed well in our clinic. During the year we received 11 referral cases from other districts. 56 persons who were in need of Investigations and Treatment other than leprosy were referred to other specialized hospitals like St. Johns, Victoria, Bowring, Nethralaya Eye Hospital and Kidwai Hospital.
Patients for amputation, special foot wears, artificial limbs etc. were taken to Emmas Swiss Leprosy hospital, Palamner.
ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR:
Prevention of Impairment and Deformity (POID) Training for 3 Nursing College Students (163 students were trained).
Prevention of Impairment and Deformity (POID) Training for Intern Physiotherapy’s (17 attended).
Wax both for 2 Persons.
ONE person was given Artificial Limb.
Now we are having a qualified Lab Tech. and the lab works on Tuesdays and Friday.