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India to give artificial limbs to war-affected in SL

[PTI, Monday, 28 December 2009 12:22 No Comment]

Jaipur foot, India’s famous artificial limbs will soon find its way to war ravaged northern Sri Lanka to make 600 disabled walk again.

The limbs will be distributed at a month-long free medical camp in Jaffna soon. The project will cost Rs 15 lakh and as many as 600 people who lost their limbs in mine blasts and other war-related incidents will be provided the artificial ones.

Jaipur-based Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) will provide the limbs at an average cost of Rs 2,000, "Reliefweb" , a UN body portal said in a recent report.

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