Western Odisha’s First Advanced Rehabilitation Centre Comes Up

Sundargarh: The first Advanced Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) of the western Odisha was inaugurated at the DHH, here on Wednesday to support the differently abled individuals below poverty line to lead a dignified life.

Inaugurating the centre, Niranjan Sahu, RDC, Western Zone said, “The ARC will give a new lease of life to the persons who lost their limbs to an accident. It will help them regain their rightful place in the society.”

Speaking to the media on the sideline of the inaugural function, Sundargarh collector Nikhil Pavan Kalyan said, “The ARC offers an integrated laboratory, training and care facility for the differently abled. We have advanced robotics physiotherapy and imported machinery for the benefit of the people. We have surveyed and would soon distribute artificial limbs to each needy person in the district and empower them.”

The ARC will primarily benefit those affected with trauma like stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, limb amputations, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, gait abnormalities, Parkinson’s disease and other musculoskeletal disorders.

The District Mineral Foundation (DMF) Sundargarh, has lent financial support of Rs 13 crore for the centre where the rehabilitation therapies will be offered free of cost.

Sundargarh MLA Kusum Tete, Rourkela MLA Sarada Prasad Nayak, Emma Ekka, Zilla Parishad president, Sundargarh CDMO Dr Saroj Kumar Mishra and other senior officials of the district were present at the function.

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