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52 beneficiaries get prosthetic hands free of cost

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By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2022 9:16 pm
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Members of SD Jain Charitable Clinic and beneficiaries during the free LN4 prosthetic hand camp in Dimapur on April 2.

Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): A total of 52 persons from Nagaland, Assam, and Telangana have benefited from a ‘Free LN4 prosthetic hand camp’ conducted at the premises of SD Jain Higher Secondary School, Dimapur, on April 2.

The camp was organised by SD Jain Charitable Clinic, in association with Rotary Club of Calcutta Presidency, Kolkata, and National Career Service Center for Differently Abled Persons under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Guwahati.

An update from the secretary of SD Jain Charitable Clinic, Narendra Jain, stated that a total of 38 beneficiaries from Nagaland, one from Hyderabad and 13 from Assam were provided with free prosthetic hands during the camp. It informed that three beneficiaries including two from Zunheboto and one from Wokha districts were sent to Kolkata on March 30 for fixing custom extenders as they were short stumped. All expenses including air tickets, hotel stay and food were provided by the clinic free of cost. It added that after fixing a custom extender, they came back to Dimapur on April 1 and were provided prosthetic hands on April 2.

Meanwhile, the Governor of Nagaland, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi has acknowledged SD Jain Charitable Clinic and stated that the camp would be life changing and make a long lasting impact on the lives of the beneficiaries and their family members.

Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, has also appreciated SD Jain Charitable Clinic for organising the free LN4 prosthetic hand camp in Dimapur. The chief minister said such a kind deed was a reminder to everyone not to lose faith in humanity.

Rio stated that the Jain community was known for showing compassion, kindness and love to everyone regardless of creed or race. He recalled that SD Jain Charitable Clinic had vigorously administered door-to-door vaccination during the Covid pandemic. He further hoped that the community would continue working for the welfare of the marginalised section of the society.

Report further stated that the Dimapur commissioner of police, Rohthihu Tetseo; deputy commissioner of police and PRO, Bharat Laxman; deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan; DMC administrator, Albert Ezung; chief medical officer of Dimapur, Dr. I Moatemjen; and other dignitaries also attended the programme.

The prosthetic hands were provided free of cost.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 03, 2022 9:16:08 pm