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Giving an Arm and a Leg

Building a Rehabilitation Center for Bali's Handicapped.

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(1/10/2009) reports that Rp. 3 billion (US$270,000) is being spent on the building and equipping of a rehabilitation center to assist the disabled in Bali.

Already in an advanced stage of construction, the handicapped rehabilitation center, to be operated by Bali's Social Services Department, is located on Jalan Ida Bagus Mantra, next door to the East Bali Police Precinct (Polsek Denpasar Timur). The Center is set to begin partial service in late 2009 and be fully operational in 2010.

The facility will provide shelter for 24 patients and have a well equipped physical therapy and rehabilitation center.

According to experts developing the center, there are 30,000 handicapped people in Bali, with almost half that number in need of prosthetic legs and arms.

The new center will provide customized prosthetic limbs together with a training center to help patients become proficient in the care and use of their artificial arms and legs.

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