Over 6,600 chairs distributed by PBM among deserving persons in 3 years

Staff Reporter

More than 6,600 chairs were distributed by Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) among deserving persons in last three years.

An official of PBM on Sunday said that among the chairs distributed, 2,100 customized wheel chairs and 4,500 standard wheel chairs.

Assistive devices including ordinary wheel chairs, customized wheel chairs, artificial limbs, artificial knee caps, hearing devices, etc were provided to the needy patients during last three years.

Meanwhile, the institution paid a sum of Rs 10,000 to the family with one person with disabilities (PWD) and Rs 25,000 to the family with two or more PWDs. Some 12,783 PWDs have been provided financial assistance of Rs 151,900,712 in last three years under special friend project, he added.

The official further stated that the PBM had provided cochlear implants, (a small electronic device that electrically stimulates the cochlear nerve and nerve for hearing) to 118 patients.

The implant has external and internal parts. The external part sits behind the ear.
It picks up sounds with a microphone. It then processes the sound and transmits it to the internal part of the implant.

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