Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS), a charitable organization that works toward inclusive welfare of differently-abled individuals, organised a tour across the African continent to support and empower such individuals. The camps were organised between 23th Feb and 8th march, 2020.
As a part
of the tour, the NGO hosted artificial limbs and Callipers diagnosis &
distribution camps. These Medical camps
were set up across different locations, such as Lenasia, Durban in South
Africa,and Meru and Nairobi in Kenya. NSS is committed to provide
equal opportunities to differently abled people and induct them into the
the three days long camp in Durban, NSS team had identified 202 patients for
OPD, diagnosed and measured 116 patients for artificial limbs and calliper
distribution. NSS distributed 36 artificial limbs to the previously diagnosed
differently abled and 116 more are to be provided soon. In Lenasia South Africa
camp, team identified and screened 44 patients for new measurements and 15
artificial limbs and 7 calliper. Were distributed to previously diagnosed
Camp in Kenya identified and screened 165 individuals were identified for
artificial limbs and callipers amongst 326 OPD.
Similarly, the NSS also provided 54 artificial limbs and 47 callipers to
the deprived people residing in Nairobi, Kenya.
Speaking on the initiative, President of Narayan Seva
Sansthan, Mr Prashant Agarwal said that,
“Deprived and differently abled individuals often do not get access to
affordable and efficient healthcare facilities and are also more often than
not, excluded from equal and inclusive opportunities. Their physical impairment acts as an
obstacle for them to get access to quality education, healthcare and secure a
better livelihood for themselves. Our goal is to mitigate and eradicate this
limitation from the root and enable such people to lead a better life.”
initiated a slew of activities targeted towards this goal, such as providing
free corrective surgeries, organising vocational training centres,
and distribution camps, divyang talent show, Mass wedding ceremony and smart
schools for economically and socially underprivileged children.