India is, next only to China, the second largest country in terms of population in the world where more than 65% of the population does not have any access to health care facilities. The situation is worse in rural areas where around 70 per cent of our population lives. ‘Health for all’ by 2020 was a commitment made in our National Health Policy in 1983 still remains far from reality.
This R & D organization, SOCIETY FOR WELFARE OF THE HANDICAPPED PERSONS, Durgapur, West Bengal has been involved in research in the field of Homoeopathic System of Medicine for last two decades for treatment of neuropathy and trophic ulcer caused by the diseases like leprosy and Diabetes Mellitus. Remarkable success has been recorded in the treatment of such ailments where allopathic system of medicine does have limitations.
The success so far achieved by this organization has been possible with the active supports from different organization like Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi and Durgapur Steel plant (SAIL). Now the organization initiated a programme for prevention and control of disability in leprosy affected persons who have been released from Multi Drug Therapy and are suffering from different residual effects like loss of pigmentation, chronic ulcers, peripheral anesthesia, nerve paralysis and other secondary complications. A large number of leprosy affected persons have been getting treatment through the different Research and Extension Centres located in Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Maharastra, Utarakhand and West Bengal absolutely free of cost. So far 41000 disabled persons suffering from neuropathy and ulcer have been brought under healthcare service.
To strengthen our activities, creation of self dependant research facilities is essential. Very recently our organization has been recognized as CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE by the Ministry of Health & family Welfare, Government of India for undertaking clinical research in the field of prevention of disability. The INSTITUTE OF HEALTH STUDIES & REHABILITATION has been established under this organization to cater service as a Centre of Excellence.
To promote the objective of this organisation, the Government of India has also granted approval under section 35 subsection 1 (ii) of the Income Tax Act 1961(Notified in The Gazette of India, New Delhi 16 March 2008,No 31/2008F.No 203/42/2007-ITA- II)
We strongly feel that without your active support we cannot move forward.
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