Pune (Maharashtra): With the backdrop of World War II, an Artificial Limb Center (ALC) has been functioning in Maharashtra’s Pune city since the year 1944, with an aim to provide best possible solutions and comprehensive rehabilitation to the amputee soldiers.
The motto of the center is ‘No Wheel Chairs- No Crutches’ and has about 55,000 satisfied amputees, along with approximately 1,000 new cases everyday added to the list.
“We provide soldiers befitting upper and lower limb process to make them independent, self-dependent, useful to the society and the armed forces,” Commandant, Artificial Limb Centre, Brig SK Singh told ANI.
“We also provide care to soldiers from Afghanistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka at times,” Singh added.
The center also has a manufacturing unit of artificial limb by its own soldiers.
Patients admitted here are either injured or lost their limbs in war time or in service to the nation.
Apart from this it is also open for civilians for better treatment.
Soldiers treated here are also diverted to prepare for Paralympic athletics preparation and many of them have won medals for the nation as well.
The center not only treats the soldiers but also gives them the second chance to live the life. (ANI)