Over 2,000 more disabled persons to get world-famous 'Jaipur Foot'
India to help over 2,000 more disabled persons in three African countries and one southeast Asian country walk more steadily with the world famous Jaipur Foot. Over 2,000 feet amputees and persons with other disabilities of lower limbs would be fitted with Jaipur Foots in four camps being held in Egypt, Tanzania and Senegal in Africa and Vietnam in South Esat Asia, said a statement by Jaipur Foot makers Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti, based in the Rajasthan capital.
The camps are being organised in association with the Ministry of External Affairs, the statement added. “The camps are being organised under the 'India for Humanity' initiative of the government of India,” it said. The initiative was launched to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Over 1.78 million people worldwide have been benefitted by Jaipur Foot, limbs, callipers and other aids and appliances, mostly in India, besides 26 other countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
All artificial limbs and other aids and appliances are given totally free of charge. With the aide of Jaipur Foots and other limbs and appliances, which are fitted in one to three days, even below-knee amputees can sit, run, squat, climb, walk and swim, said the statement, adding many of the functions can be performed even by the above-knee amputees.
(With inputs from agencies.)