Muscat – A prosthetics centre in Salalah has been on a humanitarian mission helping over 700 war-injured Yemenis to get back on their feet, literally.
Arabian Prosthetics Centre (APC) has continued its mission over the years and last Thursday concluded the rehabilitation of 50 injured Yemenis.
Wahab al Amer, director of APC, informed that the injured, including women and children, receive medical care and prosthetic limbs at the centre. A specialised technical team trains the injured to use their new prosthetic limbs.
“This is the 11th batch of beneficiaries we treated successfully. We have completed rehabilitation of 700 wounded and injured,” Amer said.
Saleh al Wahebi, a 12-year-old who lost his left leg in a landmine explosion three years ago in Al Bayda governorate in Yemen, said, “I have regained movement in the leg, and can now walk better with my prosthetic limb installed at APC.”
Basheer al Kharraz, a young woman, also lost one leg during shelling as a result of the war in Marib some years ago. “I am now beginning to lead a normal life after receiving medical care at APC,” she said.
H E Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion, visited APC recently and praised its efforts to help those affected by the war.
In turn, APC’s management thanked the sultanate for its humanitarian efforts in the Yemen war and its fraternal ties with its neighbours.
APC is a charitable project that provides rehabilitation services for amputees in exclusive cooperation with the German prosthetics company Ottobock. APC was launched with the aim of serving wounded Yemenis with the support and facilities provided by the sultanate.