|Mahatma Gandhi's bust in Medellin|
The innauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi's bust at the Museum of Memory at Bicentenario Park will take place on May 21 2013 at 5:00 pm. The cityhall of Medellín and the Embassy ofIndia have installed the bust, with the help of the Honorary Indian Consulate in Medellín. The bust was donated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR and was brought directly from India.
Para miembros artificiales, la tecnología de Jaipur Foot ha sido adoptada. Para conseguir el mejor For artificial limbs, Jaipur Foot technology has been adopted.To get the best alignment, BMVSS has married two different alignment systems i.e. wall frame from Endolite Prosthetics, a British company and Laser alignment system of Otto Bock Prosthetics, a German company. The above knee prosthesis are made with IPOS brims providing ischeal containment sockets – the most advanced socket system in the world. The Jaipur limb is so efficient that after this limb is fitted, a person can walk like a normal person without a stick or support or even run, ride a bicycle and climb a tree. Besides providing artificial limbs, calipers and other help at Jaipur (India), the Society also holds a large number of mobile camps where artificial limbs, calipers etc are manufactured and provided on the spot. Such camps have also been held in several countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Between March 1975 and September 2007, the Society has provided aids and appliances to more than one million beneficiaries.
Lately, BMVSS signed a formal agreement with Indian Spare Research Organisation – premier scientific body of India – to make a foot from Polyurethane´s materials used by them in their rockets and satellites. Several such foot pieces have been manufactured which are undergoing field trials and laboratory tests. The initial reactions of users are quite satisfactory. This has made the new foot lighter and has improved its cosmesis. If successful, this will be the second breakthrough in limb making technology in the world.