Amputees to be registered for limb prosthetic fitment

September 17, 2022 4:40 pm

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The Rehabilitation Medicine Department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, based at Tamavua Twomey Hospital, will begin assessing and registering amputees from Monday.

This as a team from the Jaipur Foot Organization is expected to arrive into the country in November for eight weeks.

The Ministry says Fijians who meet the criteria of selection will join a lower-limb prosthetic fitment camp from November which will run for eight weeks.

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The assessment and registration will be for individuals that previously had above- or below-knee amputation and those with below-elbow amputation.