Purulia hospital has been caring for people affected by leprosy since 1888 and now treats around 45,000 people every year from the surrounding districts of West Bengal, of which approximately 16% are people affected by leprosy. Purulia Hospital provides a wide range of services including leprosy treatment and surgery to correct disabilities, ophthalmology, dermatology, gynaecology, orthopaedics and general surgical procedures.
Bankura Vocational Training Centre
Also in West Bengal, the centre provides vocational training to approximately 150 young people who have been affected by leprosy or disability. The centre provides both technical and non-technical training allowing graduates to have the skills and confidence they need to enter work and become financially independent and integrated into mainstream society.