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.
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
Dr. S. Maria Xavier Turtius
Mr. A. Vincent
Mr. M. Raja
Dr. Ravi Kumar M. B. B. S.
Mrs. C. Kodeeswari
Mr. M. Rajendran
Founder cum Executive Secretary
Registered office & Communication
Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre
No. 12/10, Sister Rose 2nd Street
Tamil Nadu 625 016
Office Phone: +91-452-2360159
Mobile: +91-87542 10273
Mahelerecen Maruthuva Hayyam
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