9 Sep :MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CLINICALLY SPEAKING FALLS UNDER THE CATEGORY OF NEURO MUSCULAR DISORDERS where the muscles stop synthesizing a particular Protein Dystrophin, which is vital to live with all muscular functions, normally .The peculiarity with muscular dystrophy is that it is progressive unlike polio. As we, all know that until now there is no known cure for Muscular Dystrophy. However, like us thousands in our country and abroad are fighting this dreaded disease. This is just for your information that in all the countries a lot of research is going on and very soon, we all will be out of the grip of muscular dystrophy. Until we all are waiting for the cure to come, we have to keep ourselves up, in such a position that treatment is effective upon us.
Since it’s inception in 1992, Indian Association of muscular dystrophy (IAMD) is dedicated to the cause of muscular dystrophy (MD) with a sole mission to rehabilitate, educate and to make the afflicts of MD self-reliant.
Other than organizing camps we provide caregivers at home, direct financial funding to the needy, quality wheel chairs, powered wheel chairs. Also “Punarsanjeevan” (a complete personality development programme for muscular dystrophy afflicts) and “Sparsh” (a centre catering to the intellectual/vocational needs of all other disabilities, as speech and hearing impaired, mentally challenged, and other severe disabilities), is run by IAMD
After organizing successful, the camps in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, New Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh now we are going to cover the states Haryana, Punjab, and UT Chandigarh by organizing our 18th medical awareness/fun camp in Chandigarh on 12th and 13th September 2008. More than 100 Muscular Dystrophy patients along with their attendants are expected to come from different states of India.
On this occasion, Health Minister of Haryana Kartari Devi has very kindly consented to be the Chief Guest. The proposed, tentative programme of the three days camp is enclosed for your ready reference.
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