Afghanistan's deputy minister for labour, martyrs, social affairs and disabled Jamila Afghan inaugurated the Jaipur Foot artificial limb centre in Kabul at the National Institute of Disabled (NID) on Tuesday
, a release by Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the maker of the artificial limb said.
"Jamila Afghan said the opening of the artificial limb centre at Kabul with the assistance of BMVSS will help a large number of the Afghan amputees who would be able to walk with dignity now," it stated.
The low-cost, high-quality Jaipur Foot, which is used in 28 countries in the world, has so far rehabilitated 15 lakh disabled persons in India and abroad, D R Mehta, the founder and Chief patron of Jaipur Foot maker Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti said.
He also signed an MoU with the Afghanistan government on technical and humanitarian collaboration under which, the BMVSS would provide 1,000 artificial limbs in the first year and later on would supply 3,000 foot pieces every year, the release stated.
It would also provide the NID various material required for making the artificial limb and also train doctors and technicians free of cost.
BMVSS has so far conducted five artificial limb fitments centres in Afghanistan benefiting 4,000 amputees with the last camp in June last year where 817 persons were provided with artificial limbs.
Source: PTI , 7th Nov 2015