ALERT INDIA (Association for Leprosy education, Rehabilitation and Treatment-India) started working over 3 decades ago with a vision to eradicate leprosy from India.
The organisation works on the identification, prevention, and treatment of Leprosy in communities around Mumbai suburbs and rural areas. They do this through screening camps in schools as well as communities. Once the disease is identified, patients are guided to Leprosy Referral Centres for further follow up.
ALERT conducts special drives to detect new cases. Patients are given treatment, counselling and physiotherapy services free of cost in special clinics where besides medication, services like skin smear facility for establishing diagnosis are also provided.
In addition, various types of deformities are corrected and protected with aids and appliances. For patients with early deformities, services like muscle stimulation, pre-fabricated splints, and special MCR (micro cellular rubber) footwear are produced and supplied at concessional rates.
They also help patients live with dignity among their own family and community. A special sponsorship programme assists the education of the children affected by leprosy and children of leprosy patients.
Last year they served 3000+ leprosy patients through their various interventions.