Army distributes artificial limbs in Kashmir

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Poonch (J-K), Nov 24 (ANI): A free artificial limbs camp has been organised by the Indian Army in association with an NGO in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.

Around 120 people, most of whom have lost their limbs in cross border firing, mine accidents, terrorist attacks or crossfire, turned up on Monday, the first day of the five day camp.

"We had organised a similar camp last year also and we provided limbs to around 150 people that time. While this year around 120 people gave their measurement on the first day of the camp itself and we hope the numbers would increase in the next four days," said Satish Dua, Commander of 93 Infantry Brigade.

"We have arranged for a special team from Jaipur comprising of 12 technicians and we are successfully conducting the camp. We are taking patients measurement and by tomorrow we will provide them with the artificial limbs," said Jagbir Singh, president of the NGO 'Pritam Spiritual Trust'.

Mohammad Afzal, whose one leg was injured and had to be amputated during a cross border firing incident, as got himself an artificial limb.

"Today there are more than 100 people who have come out here to get artificial limb and the foundation also helps us in many ways. We are very thankful to them," he said.

Another Project on Wheel was also flagged off wherein needy people were given wheel chairs.

"I came to know about this camp, they gave me this cycle, and now I am very happy and hope I can lead a better life," said Mohammad Sadiq, a beneficiary. (ANI)

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