Handicap International inaugurates rehabilitation centre

[TamilNet, Saturday, 04 December 2004, 07:41 GMT]
Handicap International inaugurated its Physical Rehabilitation Centre in Batticaloa on Friday, 3 December, to mark the International Day of People with Disability, in the presence of representatives of the Batticaloa District Secretariat, NGOs community, UN agencies, ICRC and the Batticaloa Health Services, sources said.

The centre, located at No.1 Periya Uppodai Road in Batticaloa district will provide services such as manufacturing and fitting of artificial legs, callipers and special seating devices, adaptation and distribution of mobility aids like crutches, wheelchairs and tricycles. A physical therapy department will ensure the preparation of the client for the appropriate fitment as well as the usage training.

Physical Rehabilitation Centre, Batticaloa
Handicap International inaugurates rehabilitation centre in Batticaloa.
Since the close down of the Jaipur Foot Programme in Batticaloa, these services were not available on the Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, the sources said.

These services are addressed to the persons who had lost their leg, persons affected by polio and children with disabilities who would require aids and appliances for their independent mobility. The centre is open for consultations and registration from Monday to Thursday between 8 and 11 am. As a part of the Physical Therapy Department, a mobile team will provide therapy and follow-up to the patients living in remote areas of Batticaloa and Amparai districts, the sources said

Physical Rehabilitation Centre, Batticaloa.
In the newly opened handicap rehabilitation centre in Batticaloa.
The creation and the functioning of this Physical Rehabilitation Centre have been benefiting by the co-operation of Eastern Human Economic Development (EHED) Batticaloa and are supported by funds from ECHO, UNICEF and the French Embassy in Sri Lanka.

 

Latest 15 Reports
03.12.19 23:27  
Challenging 2006 EU ban on LTTE, next step of legal activism on principled grounds: Mendis
02.12.19 23:24  
China, Pakistan send top diplomats to meet Gotabaya in Colombo
01.12.19 23:46  
Gotabaya seems to have bought 5 years from India to wage ‘development’ genocide in North-East
30.11.19 23:51  
India strengthens defence ties with Japan
29.11.19 18:45  
New Delhi appeases Colombo as Eelam Tamil leaders fail to demand international mediation
28.11.19 07:59   Photo
Collective message from Tamils on Heroes Day: Rajapaksas can’t kill Tamil Eelam dream
27.11.19 10:46   Photo
University students, Shivaji brave SL restrictions on veneration of Tamil Eelam Heroes in Jaffna
26.11.19 23:28   Photo
Colombo attempts to officially block students from marking Heroes Day at Jaffna University
25.11.19 23:32   Photo
People mobilise in resolute to mark Tamil Eelam Heroes Day amidst Rajapaksas return
24.11.19 19:59  
Demand Tokyo Co-chairs, India to bring international mediation between Tamils and GoSL
23.11.19 22:58   Photo
US, Indian think-tanks call for deepening of Indo-Pacific ties ahead of 2+2 meetings
22.11.19 23:13  
Russian naval vessel visiting Hambantota coincides with return of Gotabaya Rajapaksa
21.11.19 23:41  
Former IFS diplomat advises New Delhi to embrace Rajapaksas trading off rights with interests
20.11.19 23:04  
US ambassador-turned-consultant hints at capitalising on ‘shared interests’ with Gotabaya
19.11.19 22:50   Photo
Indian FM visits Gotabaya to ensure Colombo’s conformity to US-India geopolitics in Indian Ocean
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=13544