NEWS: New Pakistani School Teaches Artificial Limb Preparation

Posted on 24 February 2008. Filed under: Mobility Impariments, News, South Asian Region, technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pakistan now has its second training program for people who wish to learn how to produce artificial limb, the on-line publication Unique Pakistan has reported. The first center, in Peshawar, was established with the assistance of Germany 25 years ago.

Students at the new school in Sindh are to be trained for four years. Twenty-five students joined the first batch in January 2008. The Dow University Artifical Limb (DUAL) center already has provided prothesis limbs to several hundred clients.

Unfortunately, the article I consulted did not provide details on how people with amputations or birth conditions can obtain protheses in Pakistan. Nor did the article indicate how people interested in learning how to construct artificial limbs can apply to enroll in the program either in Peshawar or in Sindh. IF YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH EITHER PROGRAM, then your knowledge would be welcome. Please share what information you can in the comments area below.

Meanwhile, you can read the article by clicking on this link.

I tried searching for the Dow University Health Sciences (DUHS) on the web because it appears they are responsible for setting up this school. A Wikipedia page has some information about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow_University_of_Health_Sciences

The Wikipedia page indicates that the DUHS web site is at

http://www.duhs.edu.pk/

When I tried it, I couldn’t accesss it. (It timed out.) I’m not sure if this is a permanent problem or a temporary problem. If you can’t access it either, please let me know. If I get enough complaints then I’ll just remove the link.



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4 Responses to “NEWS: New Pakistani School Teaches Artificial Limb Preparation”

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can anyone plz tell me if i can get artificial limbs in pak i mean if they r available in pak??? i need urgent information

wow that’s like another development in our country ….

can someone tel me what are the procedure for open a
school in pak for disable children

Punjab Small Industry Corporation Pakistan has launched a Hi-Tech project where 3-D lasor scanner is available. I had learnt that it can be used for the development of limbs , if somebody intreste dot use the services of the Centre he may contact at 04299239841.


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