Navigation Links
Jaipur Foot All Set to Launch Its Centre in Columbia

'Jaipur Foot', the prosthesis that has helped thousands of disabled worldwide to walk again, is set to be launched from Colombia, its first centre on foreign soil .

The Colombian government has sanctioned the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), producers of the artificial limb, to set up base in the South American country. The BMVSS has entered into a tie-up with a Colombia-based NGO.

M.K. Mathur of BMVSS told IANS: "The Jaipur Foot centre in Colombia is slated to start in August."

According to him, experts would go to Colombia with the required machinery. Initially three-fourths of the artificial foot would be made in Jaipur and the rest in Colombia. The entire production would shift to Colombia after a few months.

It was Jaipur resident Ram Charan Sharma, who hails from a family of sculptors, who conceived Jaipur Foot in 1968. It was only after trials and with the assistance of eminent orthopaedic surgeon P.K. Sethi that the prosthetic limb was launched that year.

The amazing lightness and mobility of the artificial limb, coupled with its low price, is the reason for its popularity.

Those who wear it can run, climb trees, pedal bicycles and drive a car - all without the aid of a stick or any support.

While a prosthetic limb can cost several thousand dollars in the US, the Jaipur Foot costs only $20-28 in India.

Sublimely low-tech, it is made of rubber (mostly), wood and aluminium and can be assembled with local materials.

Established in 1975, BMVSS provides the artificial limb free to millions of people who have lost their limbs in accidents or war. Its chief patron is D.R. Mehta, a former head of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

It was only after the Afghan war in the late 1970s that the use of the limb spread outside India.

Russian land mines in Afghanistan had then disabled thous ands. The International Committee of the Red Cross found the Jaipur Foot to be the hardiest to tackle the tough, mountainous Afghan terrain.

Since then, countless landmine victims in many countries have been fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The limb has also provided relief to 15,000 physically disabled people in foreign countries.

The centre is also known as a "mini India" with people flocking to it for relief from all over the country.

"We receive patients from Gujarat in the west to Assam in the east, and from Srinagar in the north to Kanyakumari in the south," said a BMVSS official.


Related medicine news :

1. Jaipur Girl’s Rare Feat: The Youngest To Pass Class 12 At The Age Of 1
2. Victims of Landmine Blasts Walks with the Help of Jaipur Foot
3. Chikungunya Outbreak Feared in Jaipur
4. Flower Therapy New Fad In Jaipur
5. An Exclusive Store for Diabetes Care Opened in Jaipur
6. Jaipur Nurses Five Hospital Plans
7. Huge Ayurveda Library Coming Up in Jaipur
8. Stem Cell Research Lab Coming Up in Jaipur
9. Indonesians to Be Fitted Jaipur-made Artificial Limbs
10. Ashley Judd to Visit Jaipur for HIV Cause
11. Jaipur Foot Takes Off for Lebanon
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... N.J. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality ... sources, yet in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according ... (EBO), a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency ... named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A recent article published June 14 on E ... goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking to undergo not ... as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, Beverly Hills Physicians ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida attorneys are ... for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing within ... of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark D. Bloom, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016  MedSource ... platform as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  ... the best possible value to their clients by ... nowEDC.  The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the ... pricing for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: