BLP extends leprosy services in the City of Bombay

As a part of its leprosy relief work to enlarge the scope of services, Bombay Leprosy Project (BLP) has started a extension unit of Referral Centre in a busy suburban municipal hospital at Borivali (E), Bombay.

The centre was formally inaugurated by Dr Vyas, Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital.
BLP proposes to provide technical expertise and advice in the management of referred patients with clinical problems like reaction, prevention of nerve damage and disability care. The centre is equipped with physiotherapy services like aids and appliances, wax bath and muscle stimulation as a part of management of disability care.

Dr V V Pai Director BLP while welcoming the gathering and guests mentioned that leprosy patients coming from the suburbs of Bombay will benefit from the centre and thanked Dr Vyas for his encouragement and support for providing the place.

Dr R Ganapati, Director Emeritus, BLP mentioned that integrated services is the need of the hour and that several leprosy patients referred by dermatologists and other units would benefit from the strategy adopted by BLP. Though the transmission of leprosy is claimed to be coming down, new cases keep cropping up and complications in treated  patients are not under contrl.

Dr S Narvekar, Vice President, BLP appreciated Dr Vyas for keeping the broad vision of providing clinic space in the service of leprosy patients and also thanked all the Doctors, paramedical staff, lab technicians, nurses, and the staff of Shatabdi hospital for their valuable support.

Earlier Dr Vyas, Chief Medical Officer, Shatabdi hospital lighted the lamp and inaugurated the centre. He mentioned that BLP centre will benefit the patients from the hospital and this will enlarge the beneficiaries through the hospital.

Dr S Khanolkar Asst Director, BLP proposed the vote of thanks.

Medical Officers, Nursing staff, Pharmacists, Lab technicians, paramedical staff and staff from NGOs and patients formed the audience for a simple but symbolic function.

Inauguration of the centre by Dr Vyas
Section of the audience
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