BADIN: The Mari Adlide Leprosy Centre (MLC) has been facilitating hundreds of patients suffering from leprosy, dermatitis, eye diseases and also offering community-based rehabilitation (CBR) free of cost for more than one year at the centre which is situated at Kadhan road, Badin.
It has two days, Monday and Tuesday, of Out Patient Department (OPD) in a week and more than 300 patients with leprosy, dermatitis, eye diseases and other problems come to the centre to get treated every week on these OPD days.
The centre has gigantic initiatives for the eradication of Leprosy and a huge number of patients have benefitted here. It has sufficient working staff including a technician, midwife, driver, cook, cleaner and more doctors are expected to join soon.
There are more than 173 MLC’s across Pakistan in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas, Dadu, Tando Jan Muhammad, KPK, Azad Kashmir and other cities of Pakistan where they work hard, put in terrific efforts and have brought out marvellous results, chiefly eliminating leprosy from society.
Keeping in view the devasted educational system and dire need to improvise the system by providing basic amenities, the trust has launched a programme and in this connection a primary school building is under construction at the village Noor Muhammad Mallah near Roopa Mari Badin, where the students are to be provided with free textbooks, shoes, copies and related materials.
It is pertinent to mention that these centres assist thousands of poor due to the unmatched services rendered by Dr Ruth Pfau, a prominent philanthropist who sacrificed her life for humanity in Pakistan of all places.
She was awarded various medals in recognition of her efforts to eradicate Leprosy in Pakistan. She always emphasized on serving the ailing and suffering humanity.