Navigation Links
Victims of Landmine Blasts Walks with the Help of Jaipur Foot

More than 20 crippled Lebanese, victims of land mine blasts in that country, are able to walk now, thanks to the prosthetic Jaipur Foot developed by a non-governmental organisation here.//

A two-member team from the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) conducted a preliminary camp in the last week of June in Beirut where they fitted the famous Jaipur Foot on 22 Lebanese who had lost their legs in land mine explosions.

"Colonel Subash Pawar, of the fourth battalion of the Sikh regiment and part of the 11-nation United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), approached us to alleviate the sufferings of people with amputated limbs in that country," said D.R. Mehta, founder and patron of the organisation.

After BMVSS proposed providing the artificial limbs free of cost, Col. Pawar contacted the organisation and even visited Jaipur to discuss the modalities of holding a camp.

"We organised a preliminary camp for about a week during which 22 people were fitted with the Jaipur Foot. The response there was amazing," Mehta said.

"The Jaipur Foot is closest to the natural foot. The artificial foot is so flexible that a person can also climb a tree," Mehta said. "Several American doctors and members of the UN forces there were amazed to see the performance of the Jaipur foot. They have decided to organise a huge camp in October for which a team of about 6-8 members of BMVSS would go," he added.

The team that had gone to Beirut in June has left behind most of its major equipment. They are sure to visit the Lebanese capital again as soon as peace returns there.

According to Mehta, BMVSS has organised a number of camps in many foreign countries and helped over 16,000 people at these camps by fitting the Jaipur foot.

"We organised camps in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Nepal among other countries," Mehta said. They now plan to hold a camp in Pakistan.

The highlight of the Jaipur Foot is its lightness and mobility. Apart from walking, those who wear it are able to climb trees and pedal bicycles. It is fairly cheap - $30 in India - and is made of rubber (mostly), wood and aluminium.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Snail venom Found To Ease Pain In Cancer Victims
2. Patients Suffering From Severe Mental Diseases Are At Risk Of Being Crime Victims
3. Men Victims Of Breast Cancer?
4. Need for Psychotherapy for Delhi Blast Victims
5. Students Involved In Bullying And Victims Were Equally Stressed
6. Chennai AIDS Campaign Highlights The Social Neglect Faced By Victims
7. Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes
8. Doctors Resign from Hospital for Bhopal Gas Victims
9. UN Fears Earthquake Victims Could Turn To Drugs
10. Reach Of The Morning-After Pill Treatment Inadequate Among Sexual Assault Victims
11. Chinese Herbs Do Not Increase Survival Rate Of SARS Victims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... The MIAMI Institute for Age Management and Intervention celebrates ... MD, ABAARM. Dr. Adonis , Wellness Physician of the MIAMI Institute is certified ... Institute for Functional Medicine. , He also heads up FITTLab, the comprehensive medical testing ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Power Systems, a leading ... PowerWave Instructor Certification Course in Stoughton, Massachusetts. The course was led by Power ... the 8 hour interactive course to qualify participants as certified PowerWave trainers. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... OncLive® , a leading digital provider ... University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center to its quickly expanding Strategic ... will publicize and promote public awareness of UVA Cancer Center’s latest advances in ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... A ... Valley-based startup, The Dough Bar, has ignited an undeniable buzz in the ... a doughnut. But not just any doughnut.  These doughnuts are packed with 11 grams ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Workrite Ergonomics announced today that Phil Cloutier ... their rapidly expanding portfolio of customer and end user accounts. , ... an M.B.A. with concentration in management from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... beide primären Endpunkte und demonstriert ... in ‚ausgezeichneter plus guter , ...    ,      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130829/633895-a ... heute neue positive Daten von der MORA-Studie der ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Los innovadores ... del mundo, introduce catéteres para la intervención de ... una compañía global especializada en el suministro de ... su cartera incluyendo productos para tratar la enfermedad ... PTA son los dispositivos de primera entrada de ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: