Baturaja, Ogan Komering Ulu (ANTARA) - The Social Affairs Ministry provided prosthetic limbs to five people living with disabilities from Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) district, South Sumatra, to help them in performing their daily tasks.

“Today, there are five persons with disabilities who have received artificial limbs from the Social Affairs Ministry through the Palembang Budi Perkasa Center," volunteer coordinator of the Social Affairs Ministry for OKU district, Heri Yansyah, said in Baturaja on Wednesday.

He informed that the five beneficiaries were spread across several sub-districts. The majority of them had physical disabilities since birth and three were school students.

Four of the beneficiaries were paralyzed in the legs, while one received a prosthetic hand as aid.

One of the beneficiaries was Restu, a grade 10 student from State High School 8 OKU, who has made several achievements. She has participated in several sports championships and managed to secure first place in table tennis and win a gold medal in Palembang.

"All artificial limbs aid has been attached right away on the people who suffer from physical disabilities," Yansyah informed.

He said that the aid is expected to improve their access or mobility and enable them to execute daily tasks in an independent manner.

The most important thing is that it is expected to assist the student beneficiaries in pursuing education at school and allow them to achieve their goals in the future.

"With these prosthetic limbs, even in the midst of their physical limitations, they are still enthusiastic about going to school to achieve their goals in the future," he added.

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