Leper's Medical Clinic | Chennai, India
We boarded the van and headed off for the Leper’s medical clinic outside of Chennai, India. This was my first visit to the leper colony, even though we have supported the Leper’s Kids Orphanage for several years. I have to admit, I was a little apprehensive going into the leper colony for the first time. It really was an unknown.
As we arrived at the clinic, we saw that the medical staff had already arrived and were seeing the first patients of the day. Little medical care is available for India’s 250,000 lepers. The number grows daily, even though the government of India recently announced that Leprosy has been cured in all of India.