King George V Memorial Project Partner
Jaipur Foot Centre: Full mobility is a right, not a privilege
Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is committed to the welfare of people from the most underprivileged strata of society without distinction of caste, creed or color. Its emphasis is on assisting the children and youth who are the citizens of tomorrow and the disabled who need a support to help them join mainstream society. This project is conducted in collaboration with Jaipur Foot, Rotary International & Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust with the mission of empowering people with disabilities to succeed. At the KGVM centre, the HHI manufactures and fits prosthetics or artificial limbs, calipers and other physical aids and appliances, free of charge, to as many disabled people as possible.
Since the fabrication takes only a few hours, the patient who comes to the centre in the morning can walk out on his own artificial limb in the evening. Post fitment the patient undergoes physiotherapy sessions to become accustomed to the artificial limb. He or she is also explained about some simple exercises that can be carried out at home as well as some tips on the proper use and maintenance of the prosthetic.
HHI(Health Handicapped India) has helped its associate trust – Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust – To organize Mobility Camps for the handicapped at several locations in India. These camps offer free fitting of Jaipur Foot to amputees, Callipers to polio affected children as well as free distribution of Tricycles, Wheelchairs and Crutches. Over 50,000 handicapped have benefitted from these camps during the last three years.
Ratnanidhi Charitable Trust also runs an OPD centre at Anand Niketan.
Website link: https://ratnanidhi.org/