Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), Kirkee

 

1. Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), Kirkee, Pune is a Rehabilitation Centre meant for the after care and rehabilitation of personnel's of Defence forces of India, who are medically boarded out i.e. retired form service due to Spinal Cord Injury while serving the Nation.

2. The Centre is a Charitable Trust managed by a Managing Committee appointed by GOC-in- C Southern Command headed by the GOC Pune Sub Area being the Chairman of the Centre.

3. Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre, Kirkee, was constructed in 1974 (after 1971 Indo-Pak War). It has an accommodation for 83 single and 26 married inmates who can stay in wheelchair friendly married quarters.


4. The aim of Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre is to ensure that paraplegics/ tetraplegics have a positive outlook in life and they should remember that “ IT IS NOT THEIR DISABILITY BUT ABILITY THAT COUNTS”.


5. To achieve this Centre works with following objectives: -


(a) Admit paraplegic/tetraplegic 100 % disabled soldiers for their medical care and extended rehabilitations which includes physical, psychological, financial and sexual rehabilitation.


(b) Provide after care for minor ailments, pressure sores, urinary tract infection and bowel upset for which they are prone/pre-disposed.


(c) Provide physiotherapy/hydrotherapy facilities to improve the residual muscle power.
(d) Provide occupational therapy, vocational training in sheltered workshop and opportunities for job placemat.


(e) Look after the welfare like settlement of pension account, education of children and assistance from Defence Ministry and State/Central Govt.


(f) Impart training on rehabilitation of paraplegics/tetraplegics to Doctors and paramedics of armed forces and civil hospitals as a nodal agency.


6. For more details visit PRC’s Website http://para-rehab.org