Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India

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Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India
Type PSU
Founded 1956
Headquarters Grand Trunk Road,
KANPUR - 208 016
Website www.artlimbs.com

The Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) of the Government of India. Established in 1956, ALIMCO manufactures artificial limbs and rehabilitation aids. The company is headquartered in Kanpur.[1]

ALIMCO is a non-profit making organization, working under the aegis of the government of India, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (http://www.socialjustice.nic.in). It was incorporated in 1972, and started production in 1976, to manufacture artificial limb components and rehabilitation aids for the benefit of the physically handicapped. .

Information[edit]

ALIMCO is the largest manufacturer and supplier of rehabilitation aids in India. It is an ADIP implementing agency. All aids and appliances supplied under ADIP scheme bear the ISI mark.

Range[edit]

The corporation produces 355 types of aids and appliances required by orthopaedically, visually and hearing handicapped persons. The product range includes orthotic and prosthetic appliances for upper and lower extremities, spinal braces, cervical collars, traction kits, rehabilitation aids like wheel chairs, and crutches and tri-wheelers. The corporation provides tools and equipment required for fitment of orthotic and prosthetic assemblies by the Limb Fitting Centres.

For visually handicapped[edit]

  • Braille slate, folding cane and braille shorthand machine.

For orthopaedically handicapped[edit]

  • Rehabilitation Aids
    • Lower limb orthotic (calipers)

For Visually Handicapped[edit]

  • Braille shorthand machine
  • Braille slate
  • Walking cane and stick

For Hearing Impaired[edit]

  • Pocket type hearing aid
  • Digital type Behind the Ear (BTE) hearing aid.

Research and Development[edit]

The Corporation has a Research and Development department.

Camps[edit]

The corporation conducts camps in association with state governments and authorities, for fitting and distribution of aids and appliances in rural and semi urban areas of the country. The corporation conducts camps under ADIP-SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) Cost Sharing Scheme in association with state implementing societies for provision of aids to children with special needs, aged 6–14 years old.

Marketing[edit]

The corporation markets its products within the country through its offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Mumbai, Guwahati and with the help of a dealer network to ensure availability near Limb Fitting Centres and customers.

Export[edit]

The Corporation has exported its products to countries including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, UAE, Jordan, Iraq, Angola, Combodia, and Uzbekistan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ DIRECTORS’ REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2005-2006. Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India

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