Permanent centre of 'Jaipur Foot' will come up in Congo's capital

     Jaipur, Oct 18 (PTI) The maker of prosthetic limbs 'Jaipur Foot' -- Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS) -- will collaborate with the Congo-based H J Foundation to set up a permanent disabled rehabilitation centre in Kinshasa, the capital of Congo.
     H J Foundation is run by Indian entrepreneur Harish Jagtani, who hails from Jaipur and runs cargo, building and health care businesses.
     Under this arrangement with H J Foundation, a four-member technical team from BMVSS will help in setting up the permanent centre in Kinshasa's H J Hospital and will provide on the spot fitment to the disabled people in Congo, founder and chief patron of BMVSS D R Mehta said.
     The team would also train local technicians for a year to enable them handle the permanent centre independently.
     Satish Mehta, the executive president of BMVSS, said H J Foundation in association with BMVSS held a camp in Kinshasa where 575 people were rehabilitated.
     Mehta said the success of this camp and the response of the beneficiaries inspired Jagtani to set up a permanent centre in Congo's capital.
     The centre in Kinshasa will be the second in Africa. The Rotary Club of Nairobi runs a Jaipur Foot Trust Rehabilitation Centre with the support of BMVSS. PTI SDA SMN

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