Indian NGO giving free prostheses for amputees at Nitor | The Daily Star
02:29 AM, May 10, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:40 AM, May 12, 2015

Indian NGO giving free prostheses for amputees at Nitor

An Indian NGO is providing free artificial limbs to amputees in association with the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor), known as Pongu Hospital, in Dhaka.

Fourteen technicians from Jaipur Foot, a sister concern of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti from Jaipur of India, began the camp on May 7, which will continue till May 24.

“The amputees needing artificial limbs may come to Nitor and get limbs fitted free of cost,” Prakash Bhandari, media adviser of Jaipur Foot, told The Daily Star.

Jaipur Foot is expecting to provide prostheses to 500-600 people.

Sadia Moyeen, who is originally from Jaipur but became a Bangladeshi by marriage, said her husband Asif Moyeen's company Far East Knitting and Dying Ltd and sister Amna Rahman were sponsoring the camp.

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