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Disabled people in Nepal get 'Jaipur Foot' prosthesis

PTI | Kathmandu | Updated: 13-01-2019 20:05 IST | Created: 13-01-2019 20:05 IST
Disabled people in Nepal get 'Jaipur Foot' prosthesis

Several disabled people in Nepal were provided free Indian-made prosthesis 'Jaipur Foot' during an artificial limb fitment camp inaugurated here on Sunday.

The Bhagwan Mahavir Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) has started an artificial limb camp at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu in association with Chaudhary Foundation, a charity organisation belonging to Binod Chaudhary, the first billionaire of Nepal.

During the three-day camp, 50 people from Kathmandu will get artificial limbs free of cost. Another camp will be held in Nawalparasi district in western Nepal where more than 400 disabled people are expected to receive artificial limbs.

Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Upendra Yadav, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, Chairman of Chaudhary Foundation Binod Chaudhary and D R Mehta, chairman of Jaipur Foot jointly inaugurated the camp on Sunday.

The BMVSS has so far provided 1.7 million artificial limbs to people from 30 countries around the world since its inception in 1975.

Addressing the programme, Deputy Prime Minister Yadav said the government is planning to set up a permanent organisation for providing artificial limbs to the needy people in collaboration with private sector.

Chaudhary Foundation's chairman said he is ready to collaborate with the government to launch artificial limb fitting programme on a permanent basis.

There are around 100,000 people in Nepal who are handicapped and the foundation is planning to provide limb fitting service to at least 500 people this time.

Ambassador Puri assured Indian government's continued support for such service for humanity in Nepal in future too.



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