I. HIV & Grace Home – A 20 bedded hospice for HIV was started in 2004 as the Church’s
response to an increasing HIV burden in the state. It continues to remain the only hospice for HIV in
Mizoram/Northeast, making it a unique initiative of the hospital. Initially started as a ‘Community Care
Centre’ under NACO/MSACS, it was taken over by the Mizoram Presbyterian Church in 2012. The Presbyterian
Church of Wales provided financial support for the construction of the current building along with CKTP and
friends from Wales and Scotland.
CART (Community ART Refill Group) model was recently introduced at Grace Home by Mizoram State AIDS Control
Society. Through this programme, patients already on ART can get their monthly refill of medicines from
Grace Home, without the need to go to the main ART Centres at Civil Hospital or Kulikawn Hospital.
To offer the best possible medical, emotional and psychosocial care for our patients with HIV/AIDS, we offer
the following services:
HIV testing and diagnosis
HIV pre and post-test counselling
Initiation of ART ( anti-retroviral therapy ) drugs
ART adherence counselling
Opportunistic Infection (OI) management
Palliative and end of life care
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : +91 93660 95152
II. Substance Abuse & K-Ward – K ward is a 30 bedded ward for substance (alcohol,
opioid, benzodiazepines etc.) dependency. It was started in 2000 as a separate ward specifically for
detoxification and management of wound/abscess due to intravenous injection. The ward has two floors, the
top floor is 15 bedded and meant for detoxification while the ground floor which is also 15 bedded is for
wound/abscess management. Group/individual counselling, family counselling, health talks and other input
classes are held on a regular basis.
Phone : +91 97741 86936
III. Palliative Care – In collaboration with Pallium India, Kerala (which is a World Health
Organization Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief), the existing
informal palliative work at our hospital was formalized in February 2016.
A palliative unit came into being with a focus on Cancer, chronic incurable diseases like stroke/paraplegia
etc. along with HIV. Since the inception, two doctors and four nurses along with our social worker have
undergone training at either Pallium Kerala or MNJ Hyderabad.
Our hospital’s palliative care functions through home-visit, outpatient and inpatient/referrals. Palliative
patients at Leitan, Durtlang, Selesih and Sihphir are currently given home-based care on our weekly home
visits. Our vision is also to cover Aizawl city once we have more manpower/financial resources.
Pain management through morphine, catheter change, wound dressing, bed sore management, lymphedema care,
colostomy care, pleural/ascetic tapping, to name a few are some of the care/services given at home on such
home visits. These services are provided free of cost, possible through donations from our well-wishers –
Mizo’s and Non-Mizo’s. We are also supporting twelve low socioeconomic families (cancer or HIV) since
November 2017 with food kit worth Rs.1000.
Since February 2016, we have 121 patients registered under our care and most of them are from the
above-mentioned areas of Leitan, Durtlang etc. And we have gone on nearly 500 home visits since then.
Phone : +91 97741 86936
Fellowship in HIV Medicine (School of Tropical Medicine, Calcutta)
Certificate Course in Pain & Palliative Medicine (MNJ Institute of Oncology & Regional
Cancer Centre, Hyderabad)
Dr.Lalchhanhima Ralte MBBS, MPH
Diploma in HIV Management (Africa Centre for HIV & AIDS, Stellenbosch University, South
Certificate Course in Pain & Palliative Medicine (Pallium India, Trivandrum)
Fulbright Fellow in Substance Abuse (USA)
OPD consultation days
(By appointment only – Whatsapp message @8043328786)