August 7, 2011 1:56:41 am
Zamrudpur residents can avail treatment for head injuries,limb paralysis and undergo rehabilitation for neurological disorders at a specialised centre inaugurated on Saturday.
The Delhi Commonwealth Womens Association (DCWA) launched the neuro rehabilitation centre with a specialised paediatric unit at their medical centre in Zamrudpur in collaboration with the Indian Head Injury Foundation (IHIF).
Maharaja Gaj Singh of Jodhpurs erstwhile royal family,founder of IHIF,inaugurated the facility. On the occasion,a free health clinic with facilities for physiotherapy,neurological disorders as well as orthopaedics was also held.
The facility will remain open six days a week and offering comprehensive neuro rehabilitation assessment,and treatement for head injuries,paralysis of the limbs,spinal injuries and paediatric rehabilitation.
Maharaja Gaj Singh said,I started the IHIF in Februrary 2007,after my son met with a head injury while playing polo. I realised how much needs to be done,especially for the poorer sections. This collaboration is a great idea to do something for rehabilitation especially for children.
Explaining the need for the new centre,Dr Dipali Kapoor,counselling psychologist DCWA,said,We have a special needs section which includes physiotherapy as well. We wanted to expand and reach out to children who fall victim to autism and palsy.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad,honorary executive director of the IHIF,said,We keep looking out for organisations like the DCWA which are willing to help. The idea of the collaboration is to add expertise to the DCWAs facilities.
Geeta Devi of the erstwhile royal family of Kapurthala said,The entire medical facility has been set up due to funding from corporates. Even the doctors do voluntary service.
Bapsi Nariman,officer emeritus of DCWA,said,We run a wholly charitable foundation. There are 45 doctors who work with us,and the medicines we provide are free of cost.
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