Last Updated:  16/07/2021

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Project Pitch By: Nagai Narayanji Memorial Foundation

 

Proposed Project Title


Providing equipment support to comprehensive therapy center for children with disabilities

 

Thematic Area

Eradicating hunger, poverty and malnutrition, promoting health care, sanitation & safe drinking water

Sub Thematic Area

Hospital infrastructure, medical camps, surgeries, healthcare awareness & rehabilitation

Project Synopsis

NNMF is engaged in the treatment and rehabilitation of children with disabilities. NNMF is running a comprehensive therapy centre which caters to multiple therapy needs of children with disabilities, like Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy. They provide free of cost therapy services to poor children with disabilities who cannot afford therapy costs. Treatment of children with disabilities by surgical intervention is the flagship program of the foundation. These children who have benefited from corrective surgery get post-operative therapy sessions at their comprehensive therapy centre. Many children with Orthopaedic abnormalities, Cerebral palsy, Autism, Muscular dystrophy, Down syndrome etc. are getting therapy services on daily basis at the centre without incurring any cost to the parents. In order to provide effective therapy services to children with disabilities, they are in pressing need of some sophisticated therapy equipments.
 
 
 

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
below INR 0.3 Cr
Proposed Location
Nagpur

Key Project Partners
Companies

Project Status
Active
 

Facts

Beneficiary Type (Primary): PWDs
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Children
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: above 10000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Already Done
 
 
 

Proposed Project Description

Project Objective

  • To provide sophisticated equipments for effective therapy
  • To provide wide range of equipments as per needs of children with disabilities
  • To use new technologies for treatment of children with disabilities

 

Role of Therapy in Management of Disability

  • Early intervention Therapy Program: Most of the disabilities if diagnosed early can be treated effectively through early intervention therapy programs. There are lots of skills that develop in the first three years of a child’s life. Early intervention therapy program includes children between the age group of 3 months to three years. Some infants and toddlers meet developmental milestones more slowly than expected. This is called a developmental delay. Significance of early intervention therapy programs is to use the very crucial developmental period of the new born neuromuscular system. It will help in reducing the problems of functional disabilities that may develop during growing years of the child. Early intervention therapy program is mainly beneficial in conditions like Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and other Developmental Disorder.
  • Regular therapy program: Most of the children diagnosed with developmental disorders need regular therapy throughout their developmental years. Lack of therapy in initial years may lead to development of severe deformities and functional impairment. These children with severe disabilities are unable to perform day to day activities and have to be carried by their parents everywhere and eventually they become burden on family as well as society. Regular therapy program can improve strength, can prevent development of severe deformities and enhance functional capabilities of child. Most of these children can become independent due to regular therapy program
  • Post surgery Therapy Program: Post surgery intensive therapy is very much essential to prevent recurrence of the deformity. Properly planned therapy program can ensure the expected outcome of surgical intervention. Post surgery therapy is must in all the children who have undergone surgery. Depending on the severity of the child’s condition, goals are set. Post surgery therapy includes strength training, correction of deformities and functional strengthening.

 

Equipments required:-

  • Mat
  • Exercise staircase
  • Parallel Bars
  • Manual Tilt Table
  • Hand cycle
  • Exercise Staircase L Type
  • Trampoline
  • T bar swing
  • Bolster swing
  • Lycra Swing
  • Curbs and Ramp
  • Therapy balls
  • CP Chair
  • Walkers with harness
  • Bubble Bath
  • Treadmill
  • Steppers
  • Wheel chairs
  • Stimulators

 

Project rationale:

Foundation is running comprehensive therapy centre for treatment of children with disabilities. Children benefiting from our therapy centre have various kinds of disabilities. Each child have different therapy requirement and need different equipments for their treatment. They have commonly required therapy equipments at the centre but new sophisticated equipments are needed for more effective therapy. Availability of new equipments will ensure that every child is getting treated by different kinds of therapy techniques.

 

Number of children availing facilities at their therapy centre is consistently increasing. Lack of some equipment is creating waiting time for getting therapy on that equipment. If required equipments are made available then children won’t have to wait during therapy sessions and all will get timely therapy services.

 
 

Salient Features

  1. Wide range of therapy equipment will be available to children with disabilities
  2. Sophisticated equipment for therapy will be available to children with disabilities
  3. New technologies will be applied for treatment of children with disabilities
 

About Nagai Narayanji Memorial Foundation

Nagai Narayanji Memorial Foundation (NNMF) is Nagpur based NGO committed to provide medical care and rehabilitation to children with disabilities. It is registered as Society in 2014 under Society Registration Act 1860 and Mumbai Public Trust Act 1950. Organization is working with the disabled children since 2006. To identify the children with disabilities, foundation organizes regular screening camps with its expert medical team in remote areas. Children who need corrective surgery/ Therapy/Orthotic appliances are identified. NNMF organizes surgical camps for the selected children at Nagpur. Children are operated upon by expert medical team. Post-operative therapy is provided in a therapy centre run by the Foundation. Residential facility is also provided to children and their parents. Parents are trained with home therapy program. Customized orthotic devices are needed by the children undergoing corrective surgery. Foundation runs Orthotic manufacturing unit which provides customized Orthotic devices to children. Till date 16000 children with disabilities have been screened, 3464 were operated, 6000 received comprehensive therapy and 3000 received orthotic support. Beneficiaries were from poor families across Maharashtra, MP, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.

 
 

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