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Pact For Artificial Limbs

Bhubaneswar: An Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between SSEPD Department, Government of Odisha and Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti , Jaipur (BMVSS) on 31 January.

According the provision in the understanding, BMVSS will provide services of artificial limbs for a period of 5 years to the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

BMVSS is the main body of Jaipur Foot which is purely indigenous technology. It is the world’s largest organization for rehabilitation of persons with disabilities and has rendered over 2.2 million services.

The signing program was held in the presence of Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister, SSEPD and Bishupada Sethi, Principal Secretary of the Department.

Niyati Pattanaik, Director, SSEPD was the signatory on behalf of the department.

Minister Shri Panda said that, the Department and BMVSS will collaborate closely in Public Private Participation (PPP) mode to provide Jaipur Artificial Limbs/ Calipers from permanent centers, camps or mobile workshop to person with disabilities across the state expeditiously.

He also said that, a number of PWDs have been provided aids and appliances including Orthosis and Prosthesis provided by Biju Mahaveer Jaipur Food Centre, operationalised at Khordha.

Principal Secretary SSEPD Shri Sethi said that, the Khordha centre of Biju Mahaveer Jaipur Food Centre which was inaugurated by Chief Minister on April 19, 2022 will continue to fabricate and fit Jaipur foot prosthetic limbs and calipers etc and will serve as a base for undertaking camps and providing services in other parts of State of Odisha.

Among others senior officers from SSEPD Department, District Officers from Khordha and Representatives of BMJFC were present in the program.