Since May 2010, Christian
Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana has been involved in operating
Children who are physically challenged under the Project
SarvaSikshaAbhayan (SSA). Dr. SanthoshMathangi, Head of Department,
Physical Medical and Rehabilitation (PMR) has successfully operated more
than 250 cases of deformity correction and tendon releases.
Children with disability are coming from various parts of Punjab. Their
complete assessment is done by a team of professionals which include an
Orthopaedician, a Physiatrist (PMR), a Physiotherapist and a Rehab nurse.
After which patients with deformities, contractures are admitted in
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana for operation.
Physiatrist (PMR) helps in goal setting of disabled patients and with the
help of the whole team, patients benefit better.
There are only two PMR specialists in whole of Punjab. Dr. Santhosh is
leading the PMR unit in CMC & Hospital, Ludhiana.
Operated children are undergoing Physiotherapy in Christian Medical
College and Hospital by TanuArora (Physiotherapist) after which they are
able to walk independently with or without orthosis and perform activities
of daily living in order to make life better for both patients and
Rehabilitation main aim is to help these children with special needs with
their disabilities to be able to make them independent in life which is
achieved with 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation programme and ultimately help
these children to go to school. Mr. Deepak, Govt. Officer for the Surgical
Correction Project, SSA, Punjab says that he is quite satisfied with the
kind of services Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana is
For Further deatils Please Contact Dr.Santhosh : 7837135200