Medical camp organised by KINDER TRUST and conducted by SHARANAM CHARITABLE TRUST for screening children with Cerebral Palsy and Orthopaedic disability on 10 and 11 Oct 2019 at Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri.
A total of 70 children ( Ooty Block 27, Coonoor block 24 & Kotagiri Block 19 ), were screened by world renowned Orthopaedic surgeon Dr Deepak Sharan, of RECOUP Bangalore. The children were brought by parents from far off locations, with hope that corrective surgery would be possible for their children free of cost .
The suitable beneficiaries would receive a very specialized rehabilitation procedure of “SEMLARASS” (Single Event Multi level Lever Arm Restoration Anti – Spasticity Surgery) followed by intensive protocol based rehabilitation – Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy etc. based on the individual requirement. Over 1000 patients from 15 countries have already benefited from this procedure in Bangalore.
An awareness talk and presentation on Cerebral Palsy and the Rehabilitation procedures was given by Joshua Samuel, Physiotherapist & Manager – R&D, RECOUP for the parents. The assistance of Ms. Priya, Coordinator of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Day Care centre Physiotherapists, special educators from Ooty, Coonoor and Kotagiri was highly appreciated . District Disability Officer also participated.
X rays were taken of the children who seemed suitable for operating after which each will be assessed, as per severity, funds will have to arranged, children taken to Bangalore for surgery and rehabilitation. Further, a local intensive physiotherapy centre will need to be set up in Nilgiris for long term therapy .