Low-cost prostheses offer Indian amputees a second chance


  • TECH
  • Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017

In this photograph taken on June 13, 2017, 22-year-old electrician Vishnu Kumar, who lost his legs and hands in an accident, waits for his rubber-based prosthetic legs and hands at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti non-profit organisation's main branch in Jaipur. A low-cost artificial limb known as the Jaipur Foot is revolutionising lives for millions of Indian amputees who arrive on crutches and leave with new prosthesis within hours - all without spending a penny. / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / TO GO WITH India-social-health-disabled,FEATURE by Abhaya Srivastava

JAIPUR, India: Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India. 

A year later, the 22-year-old is preparing to walk again with the aide of a “Jaipur Foot” – a no-frills prosthetic made locally. 

Limited time offer:
Just RM5 per month.

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month
RM5/month

Billed as RM5/month for the 1st 6 months then RM13.90 thereafters.

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

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