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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Artificial limbs distributed to 65 persons at a camp - Varanasi

Around 65 disabled persons from Varanais and adjoining villages were handed over artificial limbs prepared by Noida-based Center for Empowerment and Initiatives (CEI) at a limb distribution camp organised by an organization, Marwadi Yuva Manch (MYM), Kashi at Marwadi Yuvak Sangh in Luxa on Wednesday.

Rishabh Chaudhary of MYM said they had started registration about two months ago and registered as many as 89 people who had lost their limbs in different mishaps. The three-day camp that commenced on September 21, witnessed assessment of the disabled people and construction of artificial limbs followed by distribution of limbs on Wednesday.

The rehabilitation specialist of CEI, Dr. Anand Kumar Shukla informed that while artificial limbs were distributed among 42 amputees (above knee and below knee), calipers for polio legs were distributed among 10 people on Wednesday. "We also distributed axillary crutches among five persons and suggested exercises to others," said Shukla.

TOI caught up with a few disabled people who shared their days of struggle after mishap. "A truck hit my vehicle after which my right limb was amputated. I am glad to get an artificial leg," said Murari Lal of Rae-Bareli, who runs his own business. Another Beju of Gopiganj in Bhadohi said, "I no longer feel useless. I can get a job and earn bread for my family which depends on me solely."

Source : TOI , 24th Sep 2015

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