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Free artificial limbs for Vietnamese with disabilities

Last update: 15:34 | 12/07/2018

More than 500 people with disabilities in the northern provinces of Vinh Phuc and Phu Tho will have an opportunity to receive artificial limbs from the Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp, which is part of a Vietnam – India friendship cooperation programme.


The Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp was launched on July 10 in Vinh Phuc province.

According to Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish, during these two camps, 500 Vietnamese people will need artificial limbs.

“This artificial limb is very good. It helps me to walk normally,” said Nguyen Khac Son, a local resident in Yen Dong commune, Yen Lac district, Vinh Phuc.

The project is a meaningful cooperation between the two countries.

Technical personnel, equipment, materials and tools will be sent to Vietnam to deploy the work.

Under this humanitarian project, participating disabled people will be provided with artificial limbs free in July and August 2018.

The project represents a strong symbol of friendship and people-to-people cooperation between the two countries and is taking place just after both countries celebrated the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 10th anniversary of strategic partnership.-VNA


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