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Mobility India’s Rehabilitation Services Reaching to the Rural Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

A fitment camp was conducted from 7th to 10th March, 2016 at Kurnool for the people and children with disabilities. The camp was conducted in collaboration with Marinilayam Social Service Society (MNSSS), Kurnool, one of the partner organisations of MI since 2006. MNSSS is a social service and charitable society which caters to the rehabilitation need of the people and children with disabilities from the rural villages of Kurnool.

The camp has been led by the technical team and students from MI as well as the team from MNSSS. Working in the less resourced settings, geographically and linguistically different region was a huge learning for the students from MI.

One of the staff at MNSSS Sister Maria Rani mentioned “in Kurnool, the number of children with Cerebral Palsy is more, mostly due to related marriage of parents. Amputee count is also on a rise due to road accidents happening quite often”. All these contributes towards exclusion of children and people with disabilities from the mainstream society. Children end up staying at home with functional limitations and adults lose opportunity to earn and support their domestic needs.

To cater to the need, MI has been involved in provision of assistive devices on a periodic basis. Around 34 people benefitted through this camp, of them 7 children received various developmental devices such as corner seat, standing frame and special chair. Rest has received Prosthetic and Orthotic devices according to their need.

The service users were fitted with the devices, trained on its usage and their family members and care givers were also oriented. The program was successful with positive feedback from the service users. 

Health Check-Up Camp Organised at Garden reach, Kolkata on the Occasion of International Women’s Day

MIRRC through community outreach program reaches to 9 wards of urban slums of Garden reach which are thickly populated wards. Overall health conditions of the people of these slums are very pathetic due to poverty, illiteracy, ignorance and lack of services. All these conditions have led the people to have poor health, especially women and children are the most deprived ones of proper health.

On the occasion of International Women’s day (8th March, 2016) a health check-up was organized. Dr. Sarbani Banerjee, Gynaecologist was invited for medical check-up. Total 24 women with disabilities and their caretakers benefitted from the program. Among them 3 women were suspected by doctor for cervical cancer, they are suggested to go for pathological tests. Some of the health issues predominantly found among the young girls and women were obesity, menstrual hygiene and lack post natal care. Regular consumption of anti-epileptic medicines by girls too has been leading to various health issues. Dr. Sarbani Banerjee suggested all the participants to maintain hygiene, drink plenty of water, exercise daily and to consume vegetables in order to lead a healthy life. 

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