More than 200 army men are disabled every year after injuries!
It takes a lot of grit, courage, determination and hard work to join the Indian armed forces. Our defence personnel’s work in hilly terrains, snow covered peaks and dense forests. Their risky jobs can even cost their lives. According to reports, at least 200 armed forces personnel are disabled every year due to various injuries!
Most of the times, their injuries are related to spinal cord or limbs causing a permanent damage. Some of them even have crippled intestines and lungs due to injuries at abdomen and chest.
Experts say that the armed medical services believe in saving a life by ensuring that minimum damage is done to the body.
The Indian army has set up an Artificial Limb Centre at Pune to cater to disabled army personnel’s. The government also plans to start centres and hospitals across North India so that a disabled soldier does not have to travel a lot in order to get medical help!
Our army personnel’s have been protecting borders of our nation, mainly at Jammu and Kashmir and North-East. India boasts of over 10 lakh defence personnel’s. More than 200 being disabled every year is a huge number!