Managing District Leprosy Referral Centres by trained personnel: Each DLRC should be managed by the following trained health personnel equipped with good clinical acumen in leprosy diagnosis and management of complications.
available at the District Hospital should be easily available for leprosy affected people, so that the DLRC need not be managed by separate staff in the future.
Developing the skills of GHC personnel at district level: The training of GHC staff (specially for the DLRC team) at secondary level should be conducted for three full days by the faculties from Tertiary care institutions/ILEP agencies/NGOs/GOI training institutes using training modules developed by NLEP or ILEP (4) or ALERT-India.
Ensuring quality services at District Leprosy Referral Centres: The services provided at the DLRC should primarily be based on the DPMR Operational Guidelines for secondary level of GOI (5) and should include:
The GHC staff must know the locations of the DLRCs and the services provided and also undertake follow up of the cases referred back from DLRC with specific instructions.
Formats, reports and records suggested by the CLD under DPMR guidelines with suitable modifications based on those being used by ALERT-India should be used by health personnel at the DLRC.