Introduction

Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre (MAHELERECEN) is a non-profit charitable organization based in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. This NGO undertakes voluntary health promotion and preventive services of general health education, leprosy awareness classes, case detection, treatment and rehabilitation services for leprosy disabled among the deserving slum and rural population of Madurai District since 1991. At present, a total number of 595 patients are under our care.


History

Since 1991, we have been conducting health education and leprosy awareness classes among every school going children with our flip chart and slide shows after getting necessary permission from the concerned Chief Education Officer/District Education Officer of the District. During the course of conducting awareness classes, we had detected new (fresh) leprosy cases among the school going children.


Every month we conducted a leprosy clinic at the Grace Kennet Hospital till 1995. In 1996, we opened Mahelerecen Leprosy Centre with lab facility at Vilangudy, Madurai. Regularly, we conducted leprosy treatment in different areas of Madurai and Dindigul Districts. We also detected fresh cases of leprosy through skin check up among the school going children. Those students who were identified with leprosy patches were treated with Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) treatment.


In 1999, we had also started Community Based Rehabilitation Activities (Income generating self employment) for our leprosy deformed patients. Under this activity, 74 patients had benefited.


In 2016, we in collaboration with ‘Madurai Velammal Medical College Hospital and Research Institute’ we had conducted medical camps in our Centre in Chellaiah Nagar for leprosy affected people.


We are having collaboration with the following hospitals for treating cataract surgery, ulcer treatment and Re-Constructive Surgery (RCS).

- Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

- Velammal Medical College Hospital, Madurai

- The Leprosy Mission Hospital, Manamadurai


Our NGO has joined with Amazon - Gift a Smile charity online shop from 15th August 2018.    People can donate a product to our leprosy service through Amazon.


At present, a total number of 595 patients are under our care.

Our Governing Body

Mr. M. Vincent

Mr. A. John Gabriel Paulnathan

Mr. T. M. Francis

Mr. P. E. Vincent

Mr. A. Don Bosco

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Joint Secretary

Our Team

Dr. S. Maria Xavier Turtius

Mr. A. Vincent

Mr. M. Raja

Dr. Ravi Kumar M. B. B. S.

Mrs. C. Kodeeswari

Mr. M. Rajendran

Mr. Nagarajan

Founder cum Executive Secretary

Program Associate

Program Co-Ordinator

Medical Officer

Nurse

Social Worker

Driver

Contact Us

Registered office & Communication

Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre

No. 12/10, Sister Rose 2nd Street

Melaponnagaram, Madurai

Tamil Nadu 625 016


Office Phone: +91-452-2360159

Mobile: +91-87542 10273

E-Mail: mahelerecen@gmail.com

Visiting Address

Mahelerecen Maruthuva Hayyam

(Leprosy Centre)


No. 1/11/26 D, 1st Street, 2nd Cross Street Chellaiah Nagar, Anaiyur Road, Koodal Nagar (Near to St. Joseph ITI)

Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625 018