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Oman LNG's helping hand for disabled.

Muscat: More than 900 people living with disabilities across the Sultanate will soon be able to use modern medical equipment that would make their life more comfortable. An agreement was signed between Oman LNG and the Oman Association for the Disabled for delivery of equipment. Oman LNG has allocated OMR250,000 to help the Association procure 1,007 pieces of prosthetic devices. The devices include 565 electronic wheelchairs of sport and standard variants, 143 hearing aids, 49 electric beds and mattresses, 100 commode chairs and 150 air cushions with pump. Commode chairs have portable bathroom facilities, placed at the bedside of persons whose movements are limited, and can be used when the individual is unable to reach the bathroom. The waste can be removed and emptied conveniently. "We believe our support to the Association in the form of funding to procure more than 1,000 pieces of equipment will bring some relief to their daily lives and help them cope better," said Khalid Al Massan, Oman LNG's chief corporate affairs officer after inking the accord. Efforts lauded "We appreciate Oman LNG's efforts which come as a result of our relationship with it. Their valuable assistance over the years has enabled us to work together to provide useful pieces of equipment. This gives renewed hope for an improved quality of life not only to our members but for everyone living with disability," said Yahya bin Abdullah Al Amri, chairman of the association, speaking after the agreement was signed at the Ministry of Social Development.

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Publication:Times of Oman (Muscat, Oman)
Geographic Code:7OMAN
Date:May 25, 2014
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