We had 18 patients admitted for Reconstructive Surgery 5 days ago from another district of WB. Inspite of all our counselling 6 of them absconded. As a last effort we encouraged our post op patients,( who had already undergone RCS surgery) to counsel them. Now the patients who are admitted for surgery has agreed without fear.
A month ago, TLM India’s Inclusive Holistic Development of Individuals with Disabilities (IHDID) project started a new initiative by way of inclusive organic farming. It was done in partnership with TLM Hospital, in Kothara, Maharashtra, whose four acres of land was used for this purpose. This initiative saw its first fruit in the form of a basketful of Okra (Ladies’ fingers) through organic farming. The project staff took the Okras to the hospital chapel, and after thanksgiving along with the hospital staff, handed them over to Dr Asha Massey, Superintendent of the hospital. The main dish for today’s (29th August) lunch for inpatients of the hospital is a special dish prepared with this special produce! TLM's IHDID project and Kothara Hospital teams have enough to thank God for this great blessing! #TheLeprosyMissionTrustIndia #Okras #organicfarming #Kothara #IHDIDproject #TLMKotharahospital #inclusive
One of the priorities of TLMTI is to make all its hospitals, Vocational Training Centres and Snehalayas (for the care of elderly people disabled by leprosy) disabled-friendly. TLMTI had already taken some action in this regard, and few units had already worked on it. But to standardise and bring uniformity, steps have been taken to conduct Access Audit and make necessary changes across TLMTI units. Mr Suresh Dhondge, Programme Manager, Inclusive Holistic Development of Individuals with Disabilities (IHDID) project has conducted Access Audit in seven hospitals, six Vocational Training Centres and two Snehalayas, from 3rd to 19th August. The recommendations made by him were shared with the concerned unit heads and were well-accepted by them. Environmental adaptations process is in progress. This initiative is coordinated by TLMTI’s Disability Coordinator, Mr Bino Berry and VTC Coordinator, Mr Vijay Patta. #TheLeprosyMissionTrustIndia #Disabilityfriendly #disability #accessaudit
A big shout out to the Church and Society Council of The Church of Scotland who held a Connect Coffee Morning in aid of our Nepal Earthquake Emergency Appeal. Yummy home baking raised £146. Do you need an excuse to get together with friends/work colleagues over tea and cake? Then hold a coffee morning for people affected by leprosy.