BY JYOTHSNA HEGDE
Atlanta, GA, January 9, 2018: Udaipur based charity hospital in India, Narayan Seva Sansthan (NSS) recently announced its partnership with Atlanta based Childspring International, a non-profit organization that coordinates medical treatment for children around the world. The collaboration will enable free corrective orthopedic surgery to children in India.
“This kind of long-term relationship is crucial. It is a model program and an unexpected blessing,” said Prashant Agrawal, NSS Global President.
Along with free corrective surgeries, NSS also provides prosthetics, braces, and physical therapy to anyone with no hope of mobility. The main hospital is well equipped with 1,100 beds, and dedicated staff of over 1,000 serving the differently-abled and disabled. The hospital performs well over 70 surgeries a day. Since its founding by Padma Shri Kailash Manav in 1985, Narayan Seva Sansthan has completed 370,000 polio-correction surgeries alone.
“What an unexpected honor to work with such an esteemed hospital in India,” said Childspring International Executive Director, Alison Fussell. Childspring has made treatments possible for a range of medical conditions through its various programs including international partnerships. To date, Childspring has provided medical care for over 3,700 children across 52 countries.
“Two like-minded charity organizations working together offers incredible hope for the differently abled and with Childspring’s funding, Narayan Seva can expedite children waiting for surgery,” said Atlanta based Manoj Barot, Executive Director of NSS, USA. Barot is particularly proud of this signature program since it accelerates surgery, with the current waiting list being over 4000. “In a country where the effects of polio, cerebral palsy, and other visible disabilities are everywhere, the challenge of helping the disabled is in the forefront of our minds,” he added.
The partnership that began in December 2018 with Childspring funding orthopedic surgeries for 45 Indian children, could continue to provide funding for at least 10 children a month, awaiting their corrective surgery. “Fundraising is underway to increase that number so please consider funding a child’s orthopedic surgery. The total cost is only $100.00 and is tax deductible,” said Barot.
The $100.00 surgery fee includes a full medical assessment, all diagnostics, surgery, all post-operative care (equipment and therapy), teachers while in the hospital, and meals provided to each family member. Adults in recovery are also taught trades such as sewing, cellphone repair and computer repair that enables them to be self-reliant and also provide for their families, upon recovery.