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Physically challenged persons undergo limb measurement

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OVER 250 disabled persons have undergone free prosthetic limb measurement ,organized by Caring Enhancement Family Initiative (CAFE).

Addressing participants at Professor Dora Akunyili Women Development Centre, Awka, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Disability Matters, Mr. Chuks Ezewuzie, said the free prosthetic measurement exercise was to provide artificial limbs to those who are physical challenged.

Mr. Ezewuzie maintained that 2000 people have so far received artificial limbs within the past few years and over 250 physically challenged persons measured recently would receive new artificial arms and legs by February, 2019.

He said that through CAFE, Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has been supporting the disability community in the state in various ways, adding that plans were ongoing by the foundation to provide hearing aid for persons with hearing impediment.

Also, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Donor Agency, Mrs. Mary Ogugua, who described the free prosthetic limb measurement exercise as successful, said there was much turn out by men and women who sustained various degrees of injuries at the venue than expected. She commended the wife of the governor for touching every facets of disability in the state.

Those who participated in the fifth CAFE measurement for prosthetic limb included men, women and children from various communities across the state.

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