Srinagar: Army in association with Jaipur Based NGO, Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), organized a three-day artificial limb fitment and assistance camp for specially-abled persons from October 07 to 09 at Uddan School, Durgmulla Garrison in Kupwara district.
Over 350 people benefitted from the camp. The beneficiaries were provided with 20 wheelchairs, 162 hearing aids and 28 different types of crutches, a statement issued here said.
In addition to the equipment, a team of prosthetics technician was also present, who assessed amputees and the specially-abled and fitted artificial limbs to 23 beneficiaries. 141 calipers were also provided to individuals affected by Polio & other deformities.
This was the second time that a camp for specially-abled persons was organized at such a large scale in Durgmulla area of Kupwara District.
Locals visited the camp from remote areas of Machil, Keren and Tangdhar regions as well as remote villages of Warsun and Awoora of Kupwara.
The citizens felt the camp was a great step towards amelioration of the conditions of the disabled persons in north Kashmir.