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Since its birth in Ahmedabad in 1987, the Polio Foundation has been striving to fulfill its objective of aiding physically handicapped children by way of corrective surgery and giving them necessary appliances so that they can walk on their feet without anybody’s assistance reports www.thebetterindia.com.

Walking independently does not merely bring about physical gratification; it also has tremendous impact upon the psychological development of the child coupled with immense happiness to the family. All treatments, care and calipers are provided without any cost to the patients.

The hospital offers a wide variety of services to the patients. Doctors, paramedics and donors have joined hands with each other for this noble cause. Right from prevention to rehabilitation, a single Window Service includes immunization, early diagnosis, counselling, corrective surgery, caliper workshop, socio- economic rehabilitation; each step towards definite freedom and happiness. There are various departments in the hospital, including Polio (OPD and Corrective surgery department), Cerebral Palsy, Paediatric Orthopaedic, Paediatric Plastic Surgery, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Prosthetic & Orthotic Department and Diabetic Foot Care.

Thus, Polio Foundation is what they call a ‘conscious decision on the part of the medical fraternity, leading to absolutely free services for the less fortunate’. It is indeed a wondrous undertaking of the health community to focus on the utmost needy who just cannot afford the expensive services of modern hospitals and doctors.

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