Jamshedpur, Jan 11: The steel city on Saturday got 26th Jaipur Foot rehabilitation centre of the country. TV Narendran, CEO and managing director inaugurated the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti’s (BMVSS) centre for the rehabilitation of the handicapped at the Sadar Hospital on Saturday. This center is equipped to provide artificial foot and hands and other aids and appliances to the disabled including the deafs.
The inauguration ceremony at th Sadar Hospital was also attended by the executive president of the BMVSS and a trusty of the Tata Trust Padmashri Veerendra Raj Mehta, principal secretary health of Jharkhand government N M Kulkarni. The deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum R S Shukla,Chandan Kumar, IAS and Lalit Kedia,Chairman of the BMVSS, Jharkhand state.
V R Mehta, the executive p[resident of the BMVSS thanked the state government for providing space at the Sadar Hospital in Jamshedpur and prior to this the space in Ranch in 2017 for opening the rehabilitation units. He said the assistance provided to the BMVSS by the state government shows the sensitivity and the concern of the state government for the disabled. Mehta sad that the opening of the brehabiitation centre first in Ranchi and then in Jamshedpur will go a long way in helping the disabled who used to travel to Jaipur for getting the artificial limb fitments. Now, they would get their fitments in their own state.
Mehta said that th Jaipur Foot because of its high technology and low cost has earned a reputation for itself worldwide and it has its presence in 33 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America and it has rehabilited over 18 lakh disabled, thus becoming the world’s largest organisation.
Mehta said that the Jaipur Foot is provided free to the disabled and its for this reason that it has earned the goodwill of th disabled and the state government.
N M Kulkarni, the principal health secretary said that the state government came forward to provide space at its hospitals in Ranchi and at Jamshedpur a the BMVSS is helping the disabled and offers the artificial limbs free of cost.He said that he was happy that the center at Jamshedpur will cater to the needs of the people of not only the East Singhbhum, but also the adjoining areas.