• Short Summary

    As a result of physical therapy treatment, given by members of the International Red Cross, some of the thousands of people who were paralysed - as a result of being sold cooking oil adulterated with aviation spirit - in Mekness, Morocco, last November, have regained some use of their limbs.

  • Description

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    LV. Patient arrives at treatment centre.
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    2.
    SV. Women and children outside centre.
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    3.
    SV. INT. Patients receive cards.
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    4.
    GV. INT. Patients and nurses.
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    5.
    SV. Men having foot manipulated.
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    6.
    SV. Nurse exercising woman's foot.
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    7.
    SV. Another nurse exercising another woman's foot.
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    8.
    LV. Patient being helped to walk.
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    9.
    SV. Patient lying on floor having leg exercised.
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    10.
    LV. Ditto.
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    11.
    SV. Patient lies on table, having leg exercised.
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    12.
    SV. Ditto..another patient.
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    13.
    SV. Elderly man being assisted by nurse and doctor to walk.
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    14.
    LV. Elderly man leaves centre, walks with aid of stick.
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    15.
    LV. Ambulance wait outside centre.
    0.57

    16.
    SV. Elderly man being assisted to ambulance.
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    17.
    SV. People get into ambulance.
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    18.
    SCU. Elderly man with stick into ambulance.
    1.10

    19.
    SV. Woman being assisted into ambulance.
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    Background: As a result of physical therapy treatment, given by members of the International Red Cross, some of the thousands of people who were paralysed - as a result of being sold cooking oil adulterated with aviation spirit - in Mekness, Morocco, last November, have regained some use of their limbs.

    A centre, run by a team of Canadian physiotherapists, has been established in Sidi Slimmane for patients who are able to walk. Helpers of all nationalities are employed in the centre, but as there are still not enough workers, local men have been trained to assist in the relief work.

    In Rabat a date has been set for the trial of people alleged to have sold the adulterated cooking oil. They will appear in the Rabat High Court April 1. Under Moroccan law the death sentence is a possible penalty for an offence of this kind.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABMY8EL2JCNQVTNIYMXDE9ZU6Z
    Media URN:
    VLVABMY8EL2JCNQVTNIYMXDE9ZU6Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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