Spinal Cord Injury

“SASTRA” is a project of Signature Project – 2 Rotary Saicity, Helping patients with Spinal cord injury to undergo rehabilitation and vocational training to give them a new life, following disability. The most common are fall from heights and road traffic accidents.

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) causes a complete or incomplete paralysis of all functions below the level of injury. The person will also be unable to control his bladder(urine) and bowel(toilet). SCI is the most devastating of injuries that mankind can suffer. In an instance, a person can go from being actively mobile to being paralyzed and dependent forever.

“SASTRA” is a combined project of ROTARY CLUB OF COIMBATORE SAICITY and GANGA HOSPITAL in Coimbatore formally launched on October 2012, where, patients with SCI will undergo a structured rehabilitation program and vocational training over a period of 2-3 months.

The aim of this project is to give an oppurtunity for the finacially weaker SCI patient to gain confidence and the skill needed for an independent living with dignity.

Apart from physical Rehabilitaion and vocational Training beneficiaries are also provided various other benefits including free high quality wheel chair, medicines, diagnostic scans, physiotherapy, phychological counseling, free accommodation and food.