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Giving Hands Enabling Mobility-Information Manual

Giving Hands Enabling Mobility-Information Manual

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Published by Prabesh Ghimire
“Giving Hands-Enabling Mobility” is one of the community service projects initiated by Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town to meet this need within a country with a prosthetic hand. The goal of the project is to provide a prosthetic hand to the needy people so as to enable their mobility to perform the activities in their daily life.
“Giving Hands-Enabling Mobility” is one of the community service projects initiated by Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town to meet this need within a country with a prosthetic hand. The goal of the project is to provide a prosthetic hand to the needy people so as to enable their mobility to perform the activities in their daily life.

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10/26/2012

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GIVING HANDS – ENABLING MOBILITY
a prosthetic hand project
 
Information Manual- 2012 
ROTARACT CLUB OF KATHMANDU MID-TOWN
 
RI District 3292, Nepal & Bhutan
 
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INTRODUCTION
About Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town
Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town, sponsored by RotaryClub of Kathmandu Mid-Town, is a youth-based, non political,non religious, international social organization established in 1997.It is dedicated to serve and make a difference to the communityfollowing the Rotary International theme of 
“Peace throughService”.
About Giving Hands-Enabling Mobility
It is estimated that, around the globe, thousands of people of all ages survive industrial,agricultural, road-traffic and other accidents, acts of violence and war; as a consequence,they suffer severe disabilities. Even some are born without limbs but are unable to obtaina functional prosthetic hand. Nepal is of no exception to these facts.“Giving Hands-Enabling Mobility” is one of thecommunity service projects initiated by Rotarianmentor and advisor and the Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town.The objective of the project is to provide aprosthetic hand to those with non functional armwith the hand lost below the elbow to enablemobility to perform simple day to day activities
 Initial phase of the project:
intensive and wide spread data collectionSources: Hospitals – orthopedic department, Army and police hospitals and cantonments,health centers, public sectors, voluntary, corporate and private organizations or clubs,community and personal contacts.
 Next Phase:
Implementation on amassing of 50 or more pre-screened applicants,arrangements for providing a prosthetic hand free of cost from USA will be organizedand the recipients will be contacted upon arrival.
Target Group
A prosthetic hand that is being provided under “Giving Hand-Enabling Mobility” istargeted for all needy candidates, irrespective of cause, economic status, gender, sex,religion, caste and ethnicity.
 
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However, there are certain requirements that the candidate must meet so as to be eligibleas a recipient of prosthetic hand.
Some of the basic requirements are:
 
The candidate must be 2 years old or above.
 
Minimum 12 centimeters of residual hand must bepresent from the tip of the elbow to end of the cutpart.
 
There should be no open wounds and no unusualsensitivity on the residual hand.
 
There must be good flexibility and muscle tone inthe upper arm, joint and residual limb.
 
For double amputees, only one prosthetic hand willbe delivered per candidate.
What is Prosthetic Hand?
The prosthetic hand is an artificial device used to supplement the lost part of the handbelow the elbow. The Prosthetic Hand is not a medical device. It is a simple, low cost,durable, reliable and functional helping hand, constructed of cocoa puff color, injectedmolded plastic, with brass and stainless steelmetal parts.The prosthetic hand is resistant to water, heat,dirt and salt, and it is easy to clean with just clearwater. It is strong and, when properly fit on therecipient’s arm, can support more than 25 poundsof weight.One size fits all recipients and functions as either the left or right hand. The hand isattached easily and is easily removed by the wearer in a few seconds.
 Key features of a prosthetic hand are:
 
Durable – Simple – Light-weight – Functional
 
Easy to fit by trained non-medical volunteers
 
No significant maintenance – can be replaced on damage

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