6 246 rehabilitation means and prosthetic-orthopedic products have been given to persons with disabilities by the Prosthetic-Orthopedic Rehabilitation Centre of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, its branches in Ganja and Nakhchivan production area in January-March of this year.
Prosthetic and orthopedic services have been provided to persons with disabilities in outpatient and, where appropriate, in stationary conditions in order to rehabilitate the lost functions of their musculoskeletal system on the basis of their applications. Approximately 300 wheelchairs of rehabilitation means and prosthetic-orthopedic products have been presented to persons with disabilities with appropriate medical instructions. Also, persons of these categories have been provided with 326 upper and lower extremity orthoses, 266 lower and upper extremity, breast prostheses, 96 corsets for waist and neck, 1729 various rehabilitation means, 360 elbow crutches, 277 four-legged prop means , 207 crutches, 635 staffs, 846 pairs of orthopedic shoes, 141 pairs of prosthetic shoes and so on. Rehabilitation services have been rendered to 152 persons with disabilities in stationary conditions.
In general, in January-March of the current year, 376 people out of 2672 persons with disabilities who have been rendered prosthetic-orthopedic recovery services made up persons who became disabled in connection with protection of territorial integrity, independence and constitutional structure of our country.
At the same time, the work on application of new constructions and scientific achievements in the manufacture of prosthetic-orthopedic products, formation of high-tech rehabilitation means, functional prosthesis production system based on advanced world experience is being carried out.