Jaipur, Dec 5 (UNI) Jaipur Foot, which has so far brought back into motion over 3.2 lakh handicapped people, has now attained global face as its opening manufacturing and fitting centres in newer areas like Pakistan, Africa and Combodia soon.
Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) which had been manufacturing and fitting the artificial limbs, is planning to set up two artificial limb centres in Islamabad and Karachi by March next year, BMVSS chairman DR Mehta said here today.
Besides this, the samiti is also planning to open more artificial limb centers in Africa, Mr Mehta told reporters.
Mr Mehta said during two camps organised by the samiti in Pakistan in August this year, Jaipur Foot had gained fairly good popularity and several organisations had showed inclination in partnering with BMVSS to set up limb centers in the neighbouring country.
The Rotary Club of Karachi and HASWA Trust Karachi would be partners in opening the center in Karachi while National Rural Support Program (NRSP) of Islamabad and Qadam Trust would be partners in Islamabad.
The centers would be opened as joint ventures on direct people to people cooperation basis without role of governments of either countries, Mr Mehta said.
Prior to this, the samiti had also opened a similar joint venture at Colombia in Latin America earlier this year.
With this, several centers were working to manufacture and fit the artificial limb in India, Asia, Africa and Latin America.