Biography:Darshan Singh Vohra

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Darshan Singh Vohra
Born
Punjab, India
OccupationEngineer
Army personnel
Known forNevedac Prosthetic Centre
AwardsPadma Shri

Darshan Singh Vohra was an Indian Army officer,[1] an engineer, one of the pioneers of prosthetics in Asia and the founder of the first prosthetic centre in Asia, Artificial Limb Centre, Pune[2] and Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, another prosthetic facility in Chandigarh.[3] After obtaining advanced training in prosthetics from Germany and England, he joined the Indian Army and was holding the rank of a colonel at the time of his superannuation.[4] He founded the first prosthetic centre in Asia, Artificial Limb Centre, immediately after World War II , in 1944, at Pune, for the rehabilitation of soldiers who lost their limbs in war and the facility has grown to become a 190 bedded healthcare centre, working attached to the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.[2]

After retiring from the Army, the Government of Punjab invited him to set up a similar centre in Punjab and he established Nevedac Prosthetic Centre, in the village of Zirakpur in the state in 1972.[4] He served as an honorary adviser to the Government of Punjab, Government of Haryana and Chandigarh Administration and was a consultant to the National Industrial Corporation Limited, New Delhi for the setting up of the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation at Kanpur.[3] Holder of a doctoral degree in Therapeutic Philosophy from The World University, Arizona, he was a fellow of the British Institute of Surgical Technologists, Artificial Limb Fitters, Great Britain and the Orthotics - Prosthetics Society of India and was a member of the Orthopaedic Works, West Germany and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Copenhagen (ISPO).[3] He also served as the president of the Orthotic - Prosthetic Society of India, from 1987 to 1991.[3] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1988.[5]

See also

  • Prosthetics


References

  1. "Brief Historical Prespective [sic"]. Indian Army. 2015. http://indianarmy.nic.in/writereaddata/documents/corp_of_eme.pdf. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "AMFC profile". Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. 2015. http://www.afmc.nic.in/Departments/Hospitals/alc.html. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Founder's profile". Nevedac Prosthetic Centre. 2015. http://www.nevedacprostheticcentre.com/page2.htm. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Karam Singh Saini vs State Of Punjab". India Kanoon. 2015. http://indiankanoon.org/doc/490169/. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  5. "Padma Awards". Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. https://www.webcitation.org/6U68ulwpb?url=http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/LST-PDAWD-2013.pdf. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 






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