Last wounded earthquake victim returns home.
The last patient was discharged on 7th January 2006 after we felt comfortable she was well equipped to use the artificial lower limb. Her psychological counselling, physiotherapy and pre-prosthetic training took a while. We are not a specialist place to provide limbs. Our approach was more conservative therefore, the process took some extra time to get her on the feet.
Total cost of treating 17 wounded patients of 8th October 2005 earthquake was just over one million Rupees. MHHCC raised its own funding for this purpose from its Benefactors.
We are working with professional Limb Centres to complement their services and reach out`to the affected persons nearer their homes in smaller towns. Similarly we are supporting purpose built centres serving paraplegic patients.
Subsequent posts will be made at a yahoo groups site reporting on the initiative of rehabilitating the disabled.