PUNE: 147 patients were provided Jaipur foot at a camp organised by the International Association of Lions Clubs with the collaboration of Rajasthan Hospital, Ahmedabad. Along with this, 53 polio callipers and more than 250 patients were provided with a single stick, kneecap, surgical boot, crutch, waist belts and wheelchairs.
The camp was organised at Mahavir Pratishthan, Salisbury Park. The inauguration of this camp was done by Lions Clubs District Governor Ramesh Shah. Vice District Governor Abhay Shastri, District Chairperson of Jaipur Foot Deepak Shetiya, Rajendra Goyal, Virendra Patel, Sharad Pawar, Pravin Oswal, Tushar Mehta, Satish Rajhans were present.
Ramesh Shah said that the Lions Club is always taking the lead in the social service.
“A member of the group had started this Jaipur Foot Camp. During the camp, many patients are treated and in the future, this number will surely increase,” said Shah.
Deepak Sethia added that this year’s camp got a good response.
Around 500 people took advantage of this camp. The patients participated in the free surgical treatment of lips, ears and nose. There were other ailments as well which were treated. This camp was totally free. “Patients coming from outer parts of the city were provided with free accommodation and food. Volunteers planned the whole camp very well,” said Sethia.