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Maya Vansia presents cheque to Roger Neuberg with Deepak Karia

Maya Vansia presents the cheque to Roger Neuberg with Deepak Karia looking on

When Roger Neuberg,who leads District 1070’s Jaipur Limb efforts, spoke to Leicester Novus he received a cheque for £2,974.78 from treasurer Maya Vansia with Deepak Karia looking on.

The money will provide about 40 limbs for disabled people in Third World countries.

The rubber-based prosthetic limb was designed and developed in Jaipur, India, in 1968 by Ram Chander Sharma. Its unique design makes it inexpensive and quick and easy to manufacture and fit.

The money had been raised by children and parents at Spinney Hill Primary School when Rotary member Jasbir Mann was Interim Executive Headteacher.

Mr Neuberg, a member of the Rotary Club of Oadby, also gave members an update on the 32 e-Ranger motorcycle ambulances delivered to Uganda. He said that by the end of December, the fleet had carried out 11,707 emergency call-outs. Of those, 6,750 (49.1%) were for maternity emergencies.

The bulk of the remainder were for children under five years of age, with cerebral malaria being top of the list.In all likelihood, more than 5,000 of the call-outs will have been life-saving.

The e-Ranger provided by the Novus Rotary Club is based at Namawanga Health Centre in Mbale District. There had been 544 emergency call-outs, of which 227 (42%) were for maternity emergencies and the remainder chiefly for under-fives.