The world renowned Jaipur Foot Artificial Fitment Camp will be formally inaugurated on May 13, 2015 at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Dhaka. Mr Md Nasim, Health Minister of Bangladesh will be the Chief Guest at the function with Mr Sandeep Chakravarty, Deputy High Commissioner of India as Special Guest.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti(BMVSS), maker of the world famous Jaipur Foot, is holding the camp in Dhaka for 20 days to provide on- the-spot artificial limb fitments to the poorest disabled of Bangladesh. This camp has begun in Dhaka’s National Institute of Traumatology Rehabilitation and Orthopedics (NITOR ) on May 7 and would continue till May 24.
According to D R Mehta, the founder and chief patron of BMVSS, the BMVSS is a secular, non-religious, non-governmental, non-political, non-sectarian, non-regional institution that helps the physically challenged particularly the financially weak and under-privileged. Jaipur Foot has its foot print in 27 countries including Philippines, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Somalia and many other countries in Asia and Africa.
It has provided fitments and other aids and appliances to over 1.4 million persons all over the world. The Jaipur Foot is fitted to the disabled free of charge.
500 of Bangladesh’s poorest amputees will be fitted with artificial limbs free of cost; offering them a productive life in society with mobility and dignity. The camp is sponsored by Bangladesh Orthopedic Society and NITOR, Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries and BMVSS Jaipur Foot and a host of private donors who have come forward with their generosity and support. The High Commission has played a coordinating role.