( MAHELERECEN) located in Madurai city, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a Non-Governmental , Non profitable and Charitable Organization renders community based promotive and preventive services of Health education IEC ( Information Education Communication ), case detection, Case holding POD ( Prevention of Deformity ), treatment and Rehabilitation services for curing leprosy persons in and around the Madurai district, These services are being given from the year 1991 onwards with the help of local persons philanthropic persons donations. 450 Leprosy patients under our care.
"The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."
He is having 45 years of experience and he is also one of the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP). He has been trained and experienced to detect the Leprosy cases and to give treatment. He has thorough knowledge of deformity corrections and also experienced in Socio-Economic Rehabilitation programme for disabled (deformity) leprosy cases.
In the field of Administration he can control the Staff and conduct the leprosy Clinic. He has served in various NGO of Social service Organization such as the
2. M.T.Memorial Leprosy Centre,Tatamangalam, Palakkadu, Kerala State, and
3. NILES project, Cunoor, Nilgiri, Tamilnadu. and he is also Founder of the "MADURAI HEALTH AND LEPROSY RELIEF CENTRE".
Dr. Maria Xavier Turtius is the Founder cum Executive Secretary of this Society. He has rich experience and the Required qualifications in the field of leprosy. He is trained in Technical qualification:
1). Leprosy Inspector,
2). Non-Medical Supervisor and
3) Health Educator.
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Nearly 130,000 new leprosy cases are diagnosed every year in India
In 2012, more than half of new leprosy cases diagnosed globally were found on India (134,752 out of 232,857)