Jaipur Foot for 1,000 Iraqis
Around 1,000 Iraqis who have lost their legs will be able to walk again with a Jaipur-based organisation planning to equip them with the famous Jaipur Foot.delhi Updated: Mar 15, 2010 12:04 IST
Around 1,000 Iraqis who have lost their legs will be able to walk again with a Jaipur-based organisation planning to equip them with the famous Jaipur Foot.
A 22-member delegation of Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) left for Iraq on Monday where they will set up a camp in association with Chalabi Trust there and Pakistan's Haswa Trust.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi flagged off the delegation from her residence which will reach the middle-east country.
According to D R Mehta of BMVSS, the delegation will be in Iraq for a month and during this period they will distribute the famed Jaipur Foot for those injured in the wars that ravaged the country.
"We will fix artificial limbs on around 1,000 people. This will be a record in itself," Mehta said.
Jaipur Foot is a rubber-based prosthetic leg for people with below-knee amputations.