100 Benefit from Rotary Sponsored Prosthetic Limb Distribution
May 2, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – Close to 100 residents of Baguio and Benguet were the proud recipients of artificial limbs courtesy of the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown District 3201 Monday morning.
In coordination with the local Rotary Club of Beguio and Benguet, and the Office of Congressman Nicasio M. Aliping Jr, the distribution of the artificial limbs was made possible through Rotarian past president Baboo Kannan who is the District Chair of the Artificial Limbs Committee of the Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown. Coimbatore is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
According to Rep. Aliping, the Indian Rotary Club has been distributing prosthetic limbs to poor beneficiaries is a yearly project which has benefited hundreds throughout Asia. This year, the program has reached the Philippines with Baguio and La Trinidad, Benguet being included.
Aliping is thankful for that the international project was able to include the city of Baguio which has a number of indigent disabled resident who have been asking for such artificial limbs for many years now. The Congressional Office of Rep. Aliping in Baguio’s City Hall was asked to refer indigent and disabled residents who are in need of these prosthetic limbs.
“I am just very happy to have helped give new life to our constituents who are in need of artificial limbs,” Rep. Aliping said.
The Rotary Club of Coimbatore Midtown, together with other Rotary Clubs in India, have been sponsoring this undertaking with the help of Rotary clubs in the target country of state. Artificial limbs are not only given to the beneficiaries, exact measurements must be taken and each individual prosthesis must be tailor-made for the patient.
“The beneficiaries will not be charged for any of the services and implants. A person of any age who has lost a limb, or limbs, or part of it (especially the leg) due to any reason can enroll,” a primer on the project stated./Carl C. Taawan