Increase in patient numbers

The Nepal Leprosy Trust hospital in Lalgadh, south eastern Nepal reached its highest recorded number of patients with 601 outpatients on Sunday 12th October – 58 leprosy and 543 general.  This is very good news as there still remains a reluctance to present with leprosy related symptoms due to the associated stigma.

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These continuously increasing numbers suggest a wonderful increasing visibility and drawing power of LLSC’s hospital services under the Good Lord’s hand and with its reputation for low cost (or free) high quality caring clinical diagnostics and patient treatment  – things that characterise compassionate Christian care.  Perhaps you could  spare a thought or a prayer for the stretched Out Patient Dept (and In Patient Dept) staff, especially the doctors, nurses and paramedics who battle through the pressures of these huge numbers each day, willingly and caringly despite the present uncomfortable heat.

Queuing for treatment in Out Patient Dept, Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre, Nepal
Queuing for treatment in Out Patient Dept, Lalgadh Leprosy Services Centre, Nepal