WELCOME TO SCHIEFFELIN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH – RESEARCH AND LEPROSY CENTRE
SCHIEFFELIN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH – RESEARCH AND LEPROSY CENTRE (SIH-R & LC) LOCATED NEAR VELLORE IN TAMIL NADU, WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1955 TO CARE FOR THE LEPROSY PATIENTS IN AND AROUND VELLORE AND TO SET UP A RESEARCH INSTITUTION TO PROBE INTO THE MULTIFACETED PROBLEMS OF LEPROSY. DR. ROBERT COCHRANE WAS THE MOVING FORCE BEHIND THIS VENTURE.
Transforming lives, especially those affected by leprosy through holistic health and healing in the spirit of Christ
Facilitate holistic care of persons affected by leprosy and other priority health needs, in a truly community based and integrated fashion, from their community to tertiary care level.
Towards Health, Healing and Wholeness
A Word from the Director
Schieffelin Institute of Health Research and Leprosy Centre (SIHRLC) has been working for the marginalised for the past 65 years. The founders had intended that it would be a shelter for people affected by leprosy, who were then ostracised and were not treated with dignity. Leprosy was and still is a highly stigmatised disease.
Leprosy services were integrated into general health services in this institution in 1997. Since 1998, our centre has developed into a quality secondary care centre for many non-leprosy services also. Following are the current clinical services: Dermatology, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Child Health(Paediatrics), Dental surgery, ENT(Ear,Nose,Throat), Medicine, Lab Services, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology and Radiology
Information to avail clinical facility
Mon to Fri – 8am to 4:30pm (Registration up to 12:30 pm)
Sat – 8 am – 12noon (Registration up to 10:00am)
Treatments Per Day
- To serve in the Spirit of Christ as an instrument of God in the healing of persons suffering from leprosy.
- To demonstrate the most effective methods for the control of leprosy, its management and the rehabilitation of leprosy patients and those with other health problems in the community.
- To treat patients affected by leprosy and other health conditions without any distinction of caste, creed or colour.
- To provide a centre for the training of medical and paramedical personnel in all disciplines required for the proper management of leprosy and other identified health issues from time to time.
- To carry on research to further knowledge contributing to leprosy and other identified health issues from time to time.
- To undertake any other activities in the interest of persons suffering from leprosy and other issues pertaining to health, gender and environment.
- To manage and administer the institution as a religious and charitable trust – “Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research and Leprosy Centre.”