Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR), a member of International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), is supporting National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) of India since 1993...
Persons with visible deformities are referred to Reconstructive Surgery centers for correction of their deformities. In the event of such a centre being far away, camps are held and a surgical team is invited to conduct surgeries. This also enables the local surgeons from the general health care system to learn and take over this important service in future.
In Dehradun, 19 cases of disability were screened out of which 8 were operated upon during 2011. The rest were given non-surgical treatment. Similarly in 2012 also 12 cases were operated to increase their functional ability. 12 cases in 2012 and 15 cases in 2013 were operated. Post-operative care is part of these camps.