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Disabled people in Nepal get 'Jaipur Foot' prosthesis

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Several disabled people in were provided free Indian-made 'Foot' during an artificial limb fitment camp inaugurated here on Sunday.

The Bhagwan Mahavir Vikalang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) has started an artificial limb camp at in in association with Chaudhary Foundation, a charity organisation belonging to Binod Chaudhary, the first billionaire of

During the three-day camp, 50 people from will get artificial limbs free of cost. Another camp will be held in Nawalparasi district in western where more than 400 disabled people are expected to receive artificial limbs.

Nepal's and Minister for Upendra Yadav, Indian to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri, of Binod Chaudhary and D R Mehta, of Foot jointly inaugurated the camp on Sunday.

The BMVSS 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, Yadav said the government is planning to set up a permanent organisation for providing artificial limbs to the needy people in collaboration with private sector.

Chaudhary Foundation's 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 and the foundation is planning to provide limb fitting service to at least 500 people this time.

Puri assured Indian government's continued support for such service for humanity in Nepal in future too.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 20:05 IST