Established in 2001, the Mobile Camps provide limb fitting services for patients who live in remote areas of the country and have difficulty traveling to Colombo. This Mobile Bus provided by The Diana Foundation and Save the Children Fund, was equipped with the tools to produce limbs for patients as and when they are needed. In 2016, a new larger bus with additional facilities and services was donated under a Rotary Global Grant. The Rotary Club of Capital City continues to provide funding for many mobile camps around Sri Lanka.

The following range of medical services are also provided by the Mobile Bus:

  • Manufacturing customs built prosthetics
  • Providing orthotic devices
  • Vision testing and provision of reading spectacles
  • Hearing testing
  • Testing BMI, Blood pressure and Diabetes
  • Providing education on health and hygiene, nutrition, diabetes, social issues etc., together with the local PHI (Public Health Inspector), MOH (Medical Officer of Health) and local hospital for referral and follow up action required.

An amputee requiring a prosthetic for the 1st time is advised to come to the center in Colombo for proper posture and gait training, physiotherapy, and stump bandaging. Usually, a child requires a prosthetic limb replacement every 6 months as they are growing. Therefore, the replacement limb can be provided to most amputees during a mobile camp, as they are already using a prosthetic and are familiar with all aspects.

The Mission of the Mobile Camps

The mission of these camps is to make life easy for our people of determination who find it difficult to travel to our center in Colombo to receive their limbs. The people of the area visit the camp to receive their limbs and repairs are attended to without any expense to them. Services provided by these camps fulfills a long-felt need to help our differently-abled patients who live in the remote areas of Sri Lanka. The Health Screening services are conducted to identify diabetes which is one of the main causes for amputation now. Reading spectacles are also provided after testing the vision along with other NCD (non-communicable diseases) tests with counselling and creating awareness of health, hygiene, nutrition and social issues. This is made possible by the kindness of doctors and donors who help the CFINS to achieve their goal in helping those in need.

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