• Short Summary

    THIS UNASSUMING BUILDING IN TOKYO IS THE HOSPITAL FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, ESTABLISHED BY THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN SOME TWENTY TWO TEARS AGO.

  • Description

    THIS UNASSUMING BUILDING IN TOKYO IS THE HOSPITAL FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN, ESTABLISHED BY THE JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN SOME TWENTY TWO TEARS AGO.

    HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN HAVE LINED UP THE STREETS LEADING TO THE HOSPITAL WAVING JAPANESE AND INDONESIAN FLAGS TO WELCOME AT IMPORTANT VISITOR ..... PRESIDENT SUKARNO OF INDONESIA WHO IS ON A FORTNIGHT'S VISIT TO JAPAN.

    AT THE HOSPITAL, PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS INTRODUCED TO MITSUTA TAKATA, JAPANESE MINISTER FOR WELFARE WHO ESCORTED THE VISITING PRESIDENT ROUND THE HOSPITAL.

    THE HOSPITAL WHICH HAS TWO HUNDRED BEDS ADMITS CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS SUFFERING FROM POLIOMYELITIS. CEREBRAL PALSY, TUBERCULOSIS OF BONES AND OTHER DISABILITIES. THE COSTS OF HOSPITALIZATION ARE MET FROM PUBLIC FUNDS, WHERE THE FAMILY IS UNABLE TO FINANCE THE TREATMENT.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO SAW THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES OF THE HOSPITAL LIKE ORTHOPAEDIC TREATMENT, NURSING CARE AND PHYSICAL THERAPY. POLIO-AFFECTED CHILDREN ARE MASSAGED AND PUT THROUGH VARIOUS KINDS OF EXERCISE INCLUDING WALKING UP AND DOWN.

    UNDER THE GENTLE CARE OF THERAPISTS AND WORKERS, DISABLED CHILDREN ARE GIVEN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TO CURE DIFFICULTIES IN THE MOVEMENT OF UPPER LIMBS.

    PRESIDENT SUKARNO WAS TOLD THAT THE INSTITUTION WAS A COMBINATION OF ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL, CONVALESCENT HOME, REHABILITATION CENTRE AND SCHOOL FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN AND IT GAVE INTEGRATED SERVICES OF REHABILITATION, FROM SURGERY TO VOCATIONAL TRAINING.

    A GIFT FROM THE INSTITUTION TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT WAS HANDED OVER TO THE PRESIDENT BY A CRIPPLED CHILD. THE PRESIDENT GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGED THE HONOUR.

    INDONESIA LACKS ADEQUATE FACILITIES FOR THE CRIPPLED CHILDREN AMONG ITS 85 MILLION POPULATION AND THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO THIS INSTITUTION ONLY HIGHLIGHTED THE NECESSITY FOR GREATER CARE OF THE UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN OF HIS COUNTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA40XAXMQNQT7BYAZ7SGH7RQGLX
    Media URN:
    VLVA40XAXMQNQT7BYAZ7SGH7RQGLX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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