Late Dr. Pramod Karan Sethi
(Nov 1927 - Jan 2008)
Innovater of Jaipur Foot
The Rehabilitation Centre was started by Late Dr. P.K.Sethi receipient of Magsaysay Award and Rotary International Award in 1985.Since then the centre is striving to rehabilitate people with special needs for prosthesis or orthosis.
The centre has been collaborating with different agencies like Department of Science and Technology, Gol IITs and International Red Cross Committee etc. for improving the patient experience through research projects on low weight thermoplastics & polypropylene prosthetie technology. Since 2006, after formal inauguration of Training Centre, the PKS Rehabilitation Centre is regularly sharing the knowledge and technical know how with teams of technicians, doctors, and researchers from countries like Mozombique, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Angola etc.
In 2008, Dr.Anil Jain, MD(Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), close associate of Late Dr.P.K.Sethi of twelve years took this project to newer horizons.
The Center, under his leadership is working with them of engineers from Ohio State University, USA and Michigan Technological University, USA on modification of Jaipur Foot.
Recently National Science Foundation, USA approved and accepted our project for funding the improvement of Jaipur Foot.
The Center is holding the torch of empathy high even for those who can't reach the center- through the Outreach programme, the Jaipur Foot and Caliper have reached the needy without any cost! The centre has been organising regular Outreach camps with facilities for examining, prescribing and measuring/fitting of the needed prosthesis and orthosis in areas live village Malpura, village Sujangarh, village Khawaraniji, village Shyamgarh etc.
The smiles of our patients have been our rewards to cherish through the efforts have also been appreciated by the Rotary International, Timewellness, Jiv Daya Foundation(Texas USA), Motivation India(MI) U.K .and many other social leaders.
Dr. Anil Jain
M.D, DNB, MNAMS
MBBS & MD( Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) from SMS medical college Jaipur (1983-93), Diplomate of National Board
in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1995, Member National Academy of Medical Science(India)
Remained associate with late Dr p k sethi for nearly 12 years .
Also work in various research projects with him sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for design and development of low weight thermoplastic rehabilitation aids and Jaipur foot .
Organized and conducted training programme for Doctors and Rehabilitation technicians from Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Angola etc.
Presently, head of Dr.P.K. Sethi Rehabilitation Centre looking after patient with locomotor disability due to poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal injuries,head injuries, hemiplegia diabetes and amputations. Responsible for patients examination prescription, writing for orthotics and prosthetics. Supervising measurement taking, fabrication, fitting and post fitting training.
Also an active member of the following societies:
Life member of "Indian Federation of Sports Medicine"(IFSM).
Associate member Indian Rheumatology Association since March 2013 (IRA).
Life member of a Spinal Cord Society- India chapter (ISCoS).
Life member of "Indian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine" (ISPRM).
Life member of "Diabetic Foot Society of India"(DFSI).
Life member "Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy"(IACP).