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7/11/2018 10:42:41 AM

Hundreds of Vietnamese handicapped to receive prosthetic limbs from India

(VNF) -  Over 500 Vietnamese with disabilities will be provided free-of-charge artificial limbs in the next five weeks, thanks to Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp, a Vietnam-India joint project inagurated on July 10 in Phu Tho province.

Representatives of patients in Vinh Phuc receive free artificial limb on the opening ceremony. Photo: QDND

Representatives of patients in Vinh Phuc receive free artificial limb on the opening ceremony. Photo: QDND 

The inauguration ceremony was held by the Embassy of India in Hanoi in coordination with the People’s Committees of Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho and the Indian-based non-profit organizationBhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS).

Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp is one of the cooperation programme stated in the Joint Statement issued during the state visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to India in March 2018. The initiative was encouraged by the spouse of State President Tran Dai Quang, Nguyen Thi Hien, after her visit to BMVSS’s Jaipur Foot Center in Delhi. 

Under this humanitarian project, participating disabled people will be provided with artificial limbs in July and August 2018.

Further more, technical personnel, equipments, materials and tools will be sent to Vietnam to deploy the work.

After the inauguration ceremony, the camp and temporary workshop have been established in Lac Viet Friendship Hospital, which has made available space and other support in its modern facilities./.

  ( VNF )
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