With the support of philanthropists in Qatar, Qatar Charity distributed prosthetic limbs to 260 people with disabilities in Pakistan, cooperating with the Pakistani House of Money (a charity) and the Pakistan Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics.
The distribution process took place in two phases, benefiting from the first phase, 200 people in the Swat region, while the second phase helped 60 people in the Khyber region.
The main objective of this project was to provide prostheses for people with disabilities who have lost parts of their bodies due to various accidents, as part of the social welfare efforts implemented by Qatar Charity.
Thanks, and appreciation
In this context, the regional director of the Bait Al-Mal in Pakistan, Mr. Lal Badshah, thanked Qatar Charity for helping the most vulnerable segments of Pakistani society and said: “We have made sure that the project is carried out professionally.”
For his part, the head of the Pakistani Institute for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Dr. Javed Ghani, praised the efforts of the good people in Qatar and said: “A technically trained medical staff supervised the process of manufacturing the prostheses according to the size and needs of people with disabilities.”
Hope in life
Minat Shah, a resident of the Khyber region, who lost his legs on Monday due to a traffic accident, said: “I stayed like this for several years and went through very difficult situations. When I heard about the Qatar Charity project to hand artificial limbs to people with disabilities, I registered and they immediately started treating me and provided me with two prostheses, which made me accept.” To live again after losing hope.
Shah added, “I am very grateful to the philanthropists in Qatar and Qatar Charity, who gave me hope for a new life. I was unable to continue my education, nor could I walk or work, but now I can move easily, thank you.”
It is worth noting that Qatar Charity signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding in 2021 with the Pakistani Bait Al-Mal (a charitable organization) and the Pakistani Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics, to provide prostheses for people with disabilities in the Swat region of Khyber Province in Pakistan.
According to the memorandum of understanding, Qatar Charity will finance the project, while the Pakistan Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics will undertake the implementation process.
Qatar Charity has been working with the Pakistani Treasury for a long time throughout Pakistan. Previously, prosthetic limbs were provided to people with disabilities in Balochistan province. This step was greatly appreciated by the government for its importance to people with disabilities and for improving their lives.
Source: Qatar Charity