Today SIH - R & LC, is a nationally and internationally renowned centre for leprosy and for treatment of dermatological, eye and orthopaedic problems, general conditions including diabetes and also for community health including maternal and child health. It has over 25 medical staff and Specialists in Dermatology, Reconstructive Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Gynaecology, Community Health and Pathology. Physical and Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Counsellors combine their skill and experience to provide the required care. Modern facilities include X-ray, ECG; laboratories for Clinical Pathology, Histopathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunodiagnostic services; and an Experimental Pathology Lab for drug sensitivity tests. An Orthopaedic Workshop and footwear section manufactures a variety of Prosthetic and Orthotic Appliances, assistive and cosmetic devices as well as a variety of custom made Micro-Cellular Rubber (MCR) footwear.
Out Patient Clinics are held daily from Monday to Friday at the PBIHC old Katpadi Registration is generally from 8 am to 12 noon. Advance appointments can be made with specialists. Inpatient facilities include both General and Private Wards. We believe in family based care and one family member is expected to stay with the patient atleast for a short time. Concessions and free treatment are offered to deserving patients. Inability to pay will not stand in the way of a leprosy patient getting treatment.
SIH - R & LC also runs a skin and general clinic daily Monday to Friday at Gudiyatham town 37 kms. away from Karigiri.
Currently, Karigiri offers the following services
- Obstetrics & Gynaecology
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- General Surgery
- Dental Surgery