A special camp will be organised in Syria to fit artificial limb ‘Jaipur Foot’ in people wounded in the civil war in the West Asian country.
The Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the parent body of ‘Jaipur Foot’, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Syrian organisation Saint James the Mutilated (SJM) for the purpose.
Under the MoU, signed on Thursday, BMVSS will hold a special camp in Syria with the support of India’s Ministry of External Affairs and the Syrian Foreign Ministry.
“SJM will be the facilitating the agency to provide all support for the successful holding of the camp in which in the first phase 500 amputees would be provided with ‘Jaipur Foot’,” a release from BMVSS said on Saturday.
Mother Agnes, who heads SJM, said there are over one lakh persons — military personnel as well as civilians — who were wounded in the civil war in Syria and have been suffering for such a long time after losing their limbs.
“The MoU would go a long way in helping the handicapped persons of Syria and within six months a camp will be organised to rehabilitate first 500 amputees in the first phase,” Agnes said.