Outreach Villages Based Clinical Services
Many patients tend to present late with advanced disease where amputation of the affected part may be the only possible treatment. Most of these patients are from under-developed communities, and hence one of the important functions of the MRC is to reach these patients in their own villages and to provide them with free medical and surgical treatment as well as health educations
To execute this, the centre had conducted many field trips to endemic areas where health education sessions were organised, out-patient clinics were conducted, patients were treated using mobile surgical units and team free of charge. Some patients were referred to MRC or specialisedcentres for further management.