Who We Are


GRECALTES is not just a Organization, it’s a mission…..

The entire member’s has an aim, to make a Leprosy free,Diabetes Mellitus free TB & HIV/AIDS free society.

We have already covered a 35 years journey (1975-2014).

In this journey we experienced lots of practical truths.

GRECALTES (Greater Calcutta Leprosy Treatment & Health Education Scheme) is a Non Governmental Organization which is rendering health services to leprosy and Tuberculosis (TB) patients. It is credited in pioneering urban control of Leprosy in an organized manner in Calcutta. The seed of GRECALTES has been sown in mid forties when Dr D.S.Chaudhury got an offer from Late Hermann Kober in the International Leprosy Congress in London and eventually the GRECALTES came into existence in the year 1975 under the leadership of Dr D. S. Chaudhury with the financial assistance from ‘German Leprosy Relief Association’. Having a success track of controlling Leprosy in the select local community, Dr D.S.Chaudhury took the challenge to eradicate leprosy from Kolkata metropolitan area. He has got the unconditional support and encouragement in this endeavor from the then Director of Health services, Government of West Bengal – Dr K.C. Basu Mallick.

But the beginning was never easy. Leprosy was severely stigmatized. Control of Leprosy in the community was a difficult proposition. Leprosy was a private illness of the individual and extreme confidentiality was maintained. We received unconditional support and encouragement in this endeavor from the then Director of Health Services, Govt. of West Bengal.

Objective of GRECALTES:


The main objectives in our work are to diagnose and treat all available patients (leprosy, TB, HIV/AIDS & Diabetes Mellitus) to interrupt transmission of the disease, cure the patients by treatment using modern drug combinations.
Assist Leprosy patients as far as possible and in various ways their physical and socio economic rehabilitation or prevent their dehabilitation.
To organize health education so that community is made more aware of root cause of disease & ill health and their prevention.
Research activities with the state agencies to analyze the situation and suggest remedial measure so that our health systems perform better.

Recent Events

"Starting of DMC (Designated Microscopy Centre) at Chok Krishnanagar PHC, HAW3, Maheshtala Municipality, by GRECALTES Under RNTCP, Govt. of India. "

Globally cancer is emerging as a amjor problem both in developed as well as developing countries. This dreaded disease has been indentified to beone of the leading cause of death worldwide. Even in this 21st century human beings are treated to be pitiable by others, which cause a great psichological trauma to the patient and the family too. Cancer neurosis is worse than even cardiac neurosis among patients causing poor quality of life. It is a matter of great regret that in our country about 80% cancer cases are detected in an advanced stage only when practically the curative therapy is not at all possible. Only palliative care could be of some help. To fight with the disease the fast possible way to make people aware of various signs and symptoms and methods of prevention of cancer as well as the environment protection.
A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

"Preventing GDM among Women Living
in Slum" with the following objective:


To create awareness among the under
privileged slum women at reproductive
age group about diabetes focusing on
gestational diabetes, promote healthy
life style among them and detect the
'At Risk"women for Diabetes through
BMI measurement and other risk factors.
This program has been conducting by
Greater Calcutta Leprosy Treatment &
Health Education Scheme (GRECALTES)
and supported by WDF



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To fight with the disease the fast possible way to make people aware of various signs and symptoms and methods of prevention of cancer as well as the environment protection.
A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

"Intensification of activities on TB with HIV & MDRTB program."

A lead and initiative was taken by government of india through the formation of national cancer control programme in the year 1975. In the year 1984-85 it was revised with emphasis on primary prevention and early detection of cancer. But even this effort also could not attain the goal upto the level of expectation and ultimately the policy has once again tracked back in 2005.
In such a scenario foccus has been established in 2010-11 with the mission of achieving success in its endeavour to increase awareness amongst the masses about cancer prevention and environmental protection.
This organisation seeks support and blessing whole heartedly from all rank and file of the people.

Research Works

"Burden of TB, MDR TB, Leprosy and TB with HIV/AIDs."