TRICHY BRANCH OFFICE
Rising Star Outreach of India’s Trichy branch office was started in June 2014. The office is located in a neat and convenient two story building in a quiet and safe neighborhood called K.K.Nagar. It is also close to the highway, making travel to various distant colonies easy without cutting through the congested city.
We have a full-fledged medical team comprised of a doctor, nurse, nurse assistants and medical assistant/van driver. The medical team commutes daily by van to the leprosy colonies as per the schedule and gives them comprehensive primary health care. The van is a new Tempo Traveller which is customized to function as a mobile clinic. The medical team distributes quality medicines and supplies and provides medical consultation and nursing care, all at no cost to the patients.
The Trichy branch office was established to cater to the needs of leprosy colonies in the southern parts of Tamil Nadu. We serve the needs of 13 Leprosy colonies at Panchapur, Pannanthope, Thalaivasal, Kumbakonam – M.G.R Nagar and Ishwarya Nagar, Thanjavur – Lourde Nagar and Madhakottai, Madurai, Ulundurpettai, Pudukottai – Indhra Nagar and the driver’s colony, Pullambadi and Kulithalai. There are also three extension colonies that we visit twice in a year, which are located at Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Paramakudi.
The medical team completes regular and scheduled visits to all of the leprosy colonies. The patients, along with their relatives, are examined and given proper wound care. The medical team also provides drugs for diabetes, hypertension and other ailments and prosthetic limbs for amputees. Assistive and protective devices, such as MCR footwear, prosthetic limbs, tricycles, walkers, crutches, walking sticks, prescription glasses, and dark glasses are freely available for the patients.
Patients also receive surgeries, including amputation and cataract removal, at no cost. Nutritious health powder, multivitamins and mineral supplements are given to all the children and older individuals. Colony members can also qualify for micro financing to support children’s education, start small scale businesses, and develop their colonies.