BMVSS to provide Jaipur Foot to 1000 amputees in Afghanistan free of cost

Jun 9, 2014 17:30 IST

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti (BMVSS) will provide Jaipur Foot to 1000 amputees in Afghanistan free of cost. Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari on 5 June 2014 gave a go to the team of BMVSS, the makers of artificial limb called Jaipur Foot and the world's largest organisation for disabled.

The team will be led by the founder and chief patron of BMVSS D.R. Mehta. The one-month long camp will begin in Kabul from 8 June 2014.

During the camp, the amputees will be provided with prosthetic limbs, calipers, and other necessary aid to enable them to walk again.

Earlier on 17 May 2014, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between BMVSS, and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Afghanistan.

This will be the fifth such camp being organised in Afghanistan. In the earlier four camps, 3051 persons were provided with artificial limbs by the BMVSS.

About BMVSS


Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti-BMVSS is a Jaipur-based non-profit organization, founded by DR Mehta in 1975. It is the world's largest organization for the handicapped in terms of fitment of artificial limb, calipers etc.

The artificial limbs of the organisation are famous with the name of Jaipur Foot or polyurethane (PU) foot.

This NGO provides all its assistance, including artificial limbs, calipers and other aids and appliances totally free of charge.

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