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Five hundred artificial limbs to be fitted at Chaudhary Foundation’s initiative

The Nepal Weekly Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019 71
Bhagwan Mahavir Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) and Jaipur Foot Limb, India have in association with Chaudhary Foundation, a charity organization belonging to Binod Chaudhary, the first billionaire of Nepal, launched Artificial Limb Fitment Camp at Norvic International Hospital, Kathmandu on Sunday. During the three day camp altogether 50 people from Kathmandu with broken legs will get artificial limbs  for free of cost. Another Artificial Limb Fitment Camp will be held in Nawalparasi district in western Nepal where more than 400 disabled people are expected to receive artificial limbs.
Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Upendra Yadav, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri Chairman of Chaudhary Foundation Binod Chaudhary and D.R. Mehta, chairman of
Jaipur Foot jointly inaugurated the Artificial Limb Fitment Camp on Sunday.
The artificial limbs developed by Jaipur Foot are gifted to the Nepalese patients for free of cost by BMVSS. The organization has so far provided 1.7 million artificial limbs to people from 30 countries around the world since its inception in 1975.
Addressing the programme Deputy Prime Minister Yadav said, the government is prepared to set up a permanent organization for providing artificial limbs to the needy people in collaboration with private sector.
Chairman of Chaudhary Foundation BInod Chaudhary said he is ready to collaborate with the government to launch artificial limb fitting programme on a permanent basis. There are around 100,000 people in Nepal who are handicapped due to the broken legs and the foundation is planning to provide limb fitting service for at least 500 people this time.
Ambassador Puri assured government of India’s continued support for such type of service for humanity in Nepal in future too. India is capable of manufacturing world class artificial limbs with its cutting edge technology.