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ARTIFICIAL LIMB FITMENT CAMP ORGANISED BY INDIAN ARMY

Srinagar, 09 July 2021. An Artificial Limb Fitment Camp was organized at
Pharkian, Kupwara from 07-09 Jul 21 by Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata
Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur in collaboration with Indian Army. 05 types of medical aid
namely Artificial Limbs, Wheel Chairs, Calipers, Crutches and Hearing Aids
were distributed among the local people.
The camp consisted of identifying people with genuine requirement of medical
aid equipment, setting up of artificial limb facility at Pharkian, molding & casting of
limbs and customized fitting of the same on the recipients.
Those individuals who were found to have polio related problems were
checked in detail by medical officers and were fitted with calipers, crutches &
provided with wheel chairs, based on the severity of their deformities. Detailed
hearing test was also conducted for hearing impaired to identify aids that could
facilitate better hearing for the affected.
The fitment camp helped 750 persons with disabilities. A total of 11 artificial
limbs, 17 wheel chairs, 05 Calipers, 08 Crutches and 35 hearing aids were
distributed during the event.

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