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Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama inaugurated the Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp. |

Jaipur: The Ministry of External Affairs of India, under its “India for Humanity” program, will provide 600 disabled people with artificial limbs through “Jaipur Foot” in Fiji. With this, the world famous artificial member of Jaipur Foot has once again reached Fiji after a gap of 11 years.

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama on Thursday inaugurated the Jaipur Artificial Foot Limb Adaptation Camp at Twomey Hospital in Fiji’s capital Suva.

This camp was organized by Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the Jaipur-based organization for the rehabilitation of the disabled, and sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs of India under its “India for humanity”.

The Prime Minister thanked the Government of India and the High Commission for assisting the Divyangs of Fiji and commended the work done by BMVSS. The Prime Minister said getting 600 disabled people back on Jaipur Foot is a commendable effort for which he thanks the Government of India.

A professionally fitted prosthesis can boost feelings of self-esteem

“A professionally fitted prosthesis can enhance feelings of self-esteem, self-worth and dignity, give hope for a better future, counter feelings of depression and raise the standard of living of people living in poverty. dignity,” said Prime Minister Bainimarama.

India’s High Commissioner, PS Karthigeyan, pointed out that the fitting of members will be carried out at three locations: Suva, Nadi and Labasa, to ensure easy access to the service and wide coverage.

Limbs will be adjusted during adjustment camp

BMVSS Executive Chairman Satish Mehta said more than 600 members will be adjusted during the adjustment camp.

DR Mehta, founder and chief patron of BMVSS, said this was the second camp held in Fiji. The first camp took place in 2011, during which 314 people with disabilities benefited, but this time the number of beneficiaries would almost double. Dr Mehta explained the benefits of Jaipur Foot technology, offered to train more Fijian technicians in Jaipur Foot technology and suggested that Fiji should become a regional hub for Jaipur Foot members.

The India for Humanity program was launched in 2018 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday by the late External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Under this program, more than 8,000 Divyangs in 18 countries in Asia and Africa have already been rehabilitated.

(With ANI inputs)

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