Indian Army in cooperation 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 10 Oct 21 to 12 Oct 21 at Durgmulla Garrison in Kupwara district.
300 plus people benefitted from the camp, beneficiaries were provided with 60 wheelchairs, 114 hearing aids and 48 different types of crutches. In addition to the equipment, a team of prosthetics technician was also present who assessed the amputees & specially abled and fitted artificial limbs to 30 beneficiaries.63 calipers where also provided to individuals effected by Polio.
This was a first time that a camp for specially abled persons was organized at such a large scale in North Kashmir. The initiative was profoundly appreciated by the local population.
Local Awam flocked the camp even from remote areas of Machil, Keren and Tangdhar regions as well as remote villages of Warsun and Awoora of Kupwara, in spite of adverse weather. The Awam felt the Camp was a great step towards amelioration of the conditions of the disabled persons in North Kashmir.