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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