In these camps, apart from Artificial Limbs/Calipers, sometimes Hand-Pedalled Tricycles, wheelchairs, and crutches are also given according to the requirements of the grantees/donors.
Normally, limbs/calipers are given the same day or in the next one or two days unless the cases are complicated.These camps in India are financially supported by either the Government of India or, in some cases, by private donors. Camps of BMVSS are different from those organized by other institutions in general, in the sense that the camps of BMVSS are one-stop facilities and the patients who come are measured and their custom-made limb/caliper is/are fabricated and fitted, without making them visit again a second time as done by most of the other organizations.
Patients of these camps convey their appreciation for the Jaipur Limbs due to their functional efficiency as well as for the expeditious manner in which they are fitted.
Very often, the success of these camps are followed by the setting up of permanent centers for the fitment of Jaipur Foot/Limbs. For example, in Pakistan, after the two camps held by BMVSS in 2007 – in Islamabad and Karachi – the locals expressed their demand to establish permanent centers. BMVSS deputed its team again, a smaller one this time, to train the local technicians in Pakistan for a few months. Finally two permanent centers – one in Karachi and another in Islamabad – were set up by the local organisations. Between the two centers, the organisation has fitted more that 10,000 limbs in Pakistan.
Many countries with BMVSS presence have similar stories to tell.