Over 400 people living with disability treated at free medical camp

Over 400 people living with disability treated at free medical camp
Rahul Chhabra along with Madam Kavita Chhabra attend a medical camp for Artificial Limbs & Calipers at Pattni Brotherhood Hall. PHOTO| COURTESY

Over 400 people living with disability have received artificial limbs and calipers at a camp in Nairobi courtesy of the Pattni Brotherhood and the Rajasthan Association of Kenya.

According to the organizations, another 160 more will be fitted with artificial limbs by august. The aim of the organizations is to reach over 5000 people with disability by next year.

Speaking during the event, the group called for improvement of health facilities to cater for persons living with disability in the country.

A free medical camp was organised in Parklands in September 2019 where 405 disabled people participated.

304 people were found with serious disabilities and they were sent to India Narayan Seva Sansthan hospital for corrective surgery before they were brought back to Kenya.

The event organiser Kenyan Businessman Santosh Singh said the Rajasthan Association of Kenya Chairman Sonvir Singh & Pattni Brotherhood Secretary Suryakant Chala jointly committed to make Kenya a disability free country under the umbrella of Narayan Seva Sansthan.

Also present at the event were MPs Tim Wanyonyi, David Sonkok, Senator Ledama Ole Kina, Parklands MCA Jayendra Malde, Indian High Commissioner Rahul Chabra, Mr. Vimal Chadha who is the OFBJP president East Africa among others.

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