Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant
(Prosthetics-Orthotics)
Certified by:
Rehabilitation Council of India
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser:
Govt. of Punjab
Govt. of Haryana
Chandigarh Administration
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh
 

Dr. V.J.S. Vohra

Profile:
Dr. V.J.S. Vohra 

Professional Experience
Government & Social Assignments
Professional Registration, Courses & Qualifications Professional Memberships
Participation in National Seminars
Association with Rotary Clubs
Awards and Recognition given by Rotary Clubs
Awards given by Ministers & Dignatories
International Awards & Recognition
Family Support

Dr. V.J.S. Vohra - Blog

 

 

Dr. V.J.S. Vohra, alongwith his father Late Col. D.S. Vohra, established Nevedac Prosthetic Centre (NPC) in 1973 at Zirakpur, Chandigarh. Dr. Vohra was whole time Director of NPC and later its Chairman & Managing Director. Dr. V.J.S. Vohra is actively involved since 1973 in the profession of Prosthetics and Orthotics, dealing with upper & lower limbs and spinal orthoses patients. He has full knowledge of all types of prosthetic and orthotic appliances, measurements/plaster casts, cast modification, fabrication, alignment, fitting of prostheses and orthoses, patient care & management and orthopaedic assistive devices.

Dr. Vohra is Consultant, Otto Bock HealthCare India. He is also Founder & CEO and Sr. Consultant of Nevedac Prosthetic Clinic: MediRehab Systems, Chandigarh, who are Certified Clinical Partner of Otto Bock HealthCare India, a 100% owned subsidiary of Otto Bock HealthCare GmbH (Germany) and provides state-of-the art lower and upper Prosthetic systems.

Dr. Vohra is also Managing Trustee of Jyot Charitable Trust, Chandigarh. JYOT is a registered charitable trust, established by Dr. Vohra in 1999 to empower and rehabilitate the physically challenged persons, to help the poor patients get artificial limbs and to assist Prosthetic Centres & institutions. Jyot has been providing yeoman services towards the cause of disabled persons.

Has keen interest in High Technology development, especially in field of Prosthetics - Orthotics. Besides many other innovations, Dr. Vohra has also indigenously designed and developed Electronic Hand, Battery operated Wheel Chair and Above Knee modular prosthesis.

Visited National Centre for Training and Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (U.K.). Also visited Chas A. Blatchford & Sons Ltd (Endolite Limbs).

Dr. Vohra has made professional visits to U.K., Germany, Hong Kong, Macau Islands, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser to the Govt. of Punjab.

Hony. Prosthetic Adviser to Chandigarh Administration.

Hony. Prosthetic Adviser to the Govt. of Haryana.

Hony. Prosthetic Adviser to the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh.

Member of the State Executive Committee constituted by Chandigarh for the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1955 (Act No.1 of 1996).

Member of standing committees on disabilities of Chandigarh Administration and closely associated with State Resource Centre at Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh.

Dr. Vohra is in the Panel of Arbitrators of Indian Council of Arbitration, sponsored by Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India. Life Individual Member of Indian Council of Arbitration.

Member of State Resource Group for education of focus group children appointed by Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan, Dept of Education, Govt of Punjab.

Chairman, Artificial Limbs and Rehabilitation Wing, of National Handicapped Welfare Council.
 
Life Member of Consumers Forum, Chandigarh, which is recognised by Govt. of India.
Registered by Rehabilitation Council of India , as Rehabilitation Professional in Prosthetics - Orthotics.

Attended a training course on fabrication and servicing of myoelectric upper limb prosthetics at Otto Bock Orthopaedic Industrie, Duderstadt (Germany).

Attended a course of training in Myoelectric/Electronic prostheses and Servo controlled upper limb prosthetics at Hugh Steeper Limited, London (England).

Attended a course/workshop on "Transfer of Technology in Prostheses Manufacturing", organised by Amar Jyoti Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre, New Delhi in Collaboration with Ministry of Welfare, Govt of India and UNICEF. This workshop was conducted by Mr Theodore Meyer, Prosthetic Orthotic Inc. of Michigen (USA).

Attended a course/workshop on "Modern Prosthetic Techniques", organised by Rehabilitation Centres for Children at Calcutta, in collaboration with Canadian University Services Overseas (CUSO) and Orthotic & Prosthetic Society of India. This workshop was conducted by Mr Ronald Brett, CPO, Head of Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Kingston General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.

Licentiate of British Institute of Surgical Technologists, (UK).

Ph.D in Prosthetics - Orthotics conferred by International University, CA (USA) .

Hony Doctorate in Therapeutic Technology conferred by World University, Arizona (USA).

Registered Prosthetics Orthotics Practitioner by Academy of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Registered Practitioner and declared as a Qualified Person to practice in Prosthetics Orthotics by Indian Board of Alternative Medicine
Member of International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics, Denmark.

Member of Royal Society of Health, London (England).
 
Life-Member Orthotic and Prosthetic Society of India, now known as Orthotics & Prosthetics Association of India (OPAI).
 
Life member of The Indian Alumni of World University, Arizona.

Life member of The Academy of Ethical Science, Madras, affiliated to the World University, Arizona.

Fellow of International Institute of Management Science.
 
Fellow of Academy of Prosthetics and Orthotics.
 
Fellow of Institute of Hospital Engineers, PGI, Chandigarh.

Member of Chandigarh Management Association, which is affiliated to All India Management Association.

Life Member of Association of British Scholars, India, Chandigarh Chapter.
Presented a paper at a National Seminar on “Instrumentation & Information Technology for Disabled”, at Central Scientific & Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh on March 22-23, 2002 - organized by Dept. of Social Welfare Chandigarh, CSIO, IETE and CSI, Chandigarh.

Presented a paper, PWD ACT 1995 & NEED OF ASSISTIVE DEVICES, during a National Seminar on “Challenges in Vocational & Technical Education to Persons with Disabilities”, on September 24-25, 2002 – at Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Distt. Sangrur (Punjab), sponsored by Govt. of India, Ministry of Human Resource & Development and All India Council for Technical Education.
 
Presented a paper at a National Seminar on “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in Technical and Vocational Education” on 16-17 October, 2003 organized and held by Technical Teachers’ Training Institute, Chandigarh. Was also a Panelists amongst a Galaxy of Senior Doctors, including Dr. B.N.S. Walia, Ex-Director, PGIMER Chandigarh and Dr. Raj Bahadur, Medical Supt & HOD Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh.
 
Presented a Gold Medal in the memory of his father, Col. D.S. Vohra, for the Best Technical Paper for which Dr Vohra was one of the three members of jury during the 1st National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Hospital Engineering”, organized on Nov. 4, 2003 by Institute of Hospital Engineering in collaboration with Department of Hospital Engineering & Planning, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
 
Attended the Nineteenth National Conference of Orthotics & Prosthetics Association of India (OPAI) held at New Delhi on 12th , 13th & 14th February 2010.
 
Participated in the continous rehabilitation education program on Orthotic Management of Diabetic Foot, and Dr. Vohra was also Scientific Co-ordinator of this program, held by Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics (NMS of ISPO in India), at Mohali, Chandigarh on 16th March 2013. This program was fully sponsored by Tynor Orthotics P. Ltd., Mohali. The program had doctors from Govt. Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh as faculty members, and its Director-Principal Dr. Raj Bahadur was the Chief Guest.
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In 1996 joined Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown (Rotary International District 3080).
 
Dr. V.J.S. Vohra had the honour of being installed as the 30th President of Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown for the Rotary year 2006-07 on 14th July 2006 by the Chief Guest, Mr. Pawan K. Bansal, Hon'ble Minister of State for Finance - Govt of India and the Guest of Honour, Rtn. Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary International Director (from Thailand). This was the first time in the history of Rotary Chandigarh Midtown that a Govt of India Minister and Rotary International Director had visited the club. Dr. Vohra had the rare opportunity of being installed as the President by such eminent dignatories.
 
During Dr. Vohra's tenure as President of the Club, Rotary International President (2007-08) Rtn. Wilfrid Wilkinson inaugurated the WCS Literacy project on 15th May 2007 in which 16000 text books worth Rs Ten Lac were distributed to the needy students of Govt Schools of Chandigarh. Computer Training Centre was established at Saket Rehabilitation Centre, Chandi Mandir by giving 6 computers for training 72 handicapped students. Jobs were given to 31 handicapped persons at Call Centres in Mohali & Chandigarh. Vocational Training Centre set up at villiage Khuda Ali Sher. Eye Camps for cataract surgery project in collaboration with 2 Rotary Clubs of UK, Wollaton Park and Castle Donnington. All 52 weekly bulletins published during the year, were uploaded regularly on Club's website.
 
Certificate of Accomplishment awarded to Dr. V.J.S. Vohra  by Past Rotary International President Rajindra K. Saboo on 21st February 2015, for having successfully completed the programme of Leadership Training  and Rotary Knowledge, conducted by Rotary International District 3080 Leadership Academy for the year 2013-14.
 
Dr. Vohra's contribution to Rotary has been well appreciated. Click here for more details.
Dr. Vohra has received many awards, accolades and recognition from Rotary at the Club, District and International level. Click here for details.
Awards Given By Ministers & Dignatories
"National  Educational Excellence Award' by the  Indian  Economic Development & Research Association, New Delhi, in recognition  of his outstanding services to society and excellence in Prosthetics -  Orthotics.  The  award was presented  by  Mrs  Maneka  Gandhi, Hon'ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment,  Govt of India on 22 Dec 1998 at New Delhi.

"RASHTRIYA  EKATMAK  PURUSKAR  1998-99'  by  HIMOTKARSH   Sahitya Sanskriti & Jan Kalyan Parishad, Una (HP), presented by Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, in recognition of  his dedicated services to the cause of disabled patients and for  the development  of  latest  techniques  including  Electronic  Hand, battery   operated   Wheel  Chair and   also   for    bringing computerization in the field of prosthetics.

"Gem  of India`98” by All India Achievers Conference, New  Delhi, for his dedicated services to the cause of disabled patients. The award  was  presented by Mr Mukhtar Abbas  Naqvi,  Hon'ble  Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, at New Delhi on 14 Mar 1999.

"Great Achievers of India Award” by Front for National Progress, Delhi in April 1999 for Dr. Vohra's Meritorious accomplishments in the field of Prosthetics - Orthotics.

"Nation's  Vikas Jyoti Award” for excellence in  his  profession, presented by Hon'ble Mr B. Satyanarain Reddy, Ex-Governor U.P.  & Orissa and Mr S.N. Jetia, Minister of State for Labour, Govt.  of India, at New Delhi on 20 Apr 1999.

"Arch of Excellence Award`98” by All India Achievers Conference, New  Delhi, for his dedicated services to the cause of disabled patients. The award  was  presented by Mr Mukhtar Abbas  Naqvi,  Hon'ble  Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, at New Delhi on 17 Jun 1999.

"Highest Appreciation Award 1998-99” presented by Lions Club Chandigarh (Host), to Dr. Vohra for his dedicated services to disabled patients since 1973, at Chandigarh on 24 July 1999.

"Achiever of The Millennium Award” by All India Achievers Conference, New  Delhi, in recognition of Dr. Vohra's outstanding services to the disabled patients and excellence in his profession. The award  was presented by Mr Mukhtar Abbas  Naqvi,  Hon'ble  Union

Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, at New Delhi on 09 Oct. 1999. Other prominent awardees/Guests of Honour were Mr. P.M. Sayeed, Dy. Speaker Lok Sabha, Mr. K.P.S. Gill, Former D.G.P., Punjab, Mr. Shekhar Suman, Film & TV Actor and Ms. Sudha Chandran, Actress of Nache Mayuri fame.

"Rashtriya Ratan Award 1999" in recognition of Dr. Vohra's outstanding contribution in his profession of Prosthetics -  Orthotics, presented by Mr. Ramesh Bais, Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilisers at New Delhi on 27 Jan. 2000 at the 33rd National Seminar organised by All India Achievers Conference. Other prominent awardees/Guests of Honour were Mr. K.P.S. Gill, Former D.G.P., Punjab, Film personalities, Mr. Raj Babbar and Mr. Suresh Oberoi.

"Life Time Achievement Award" presented in July 2000 by National & International Confederation, New Delhi.

"Rashtriya Chikitsak Shiromani Award - 2000" awarded to Dr. Vohra, in recognition of his outstanding performance in the Profession of Rehabilitation of the Physically Challenged persons, presented by Mr. Gopinath Munde, former Dy. Chief Minister, Maharashtra on 24 Aug 2000 at the 35th National Seminar held at Hotel Taj Palace Intercontinental, New Delhi by All India Achievers Conference. Other prominent awardees/Guests of Honour were Mr. K.P.S. Gill, Former D.G.P., Punjab and Ms. Panaz Masani, popular Ghazal Singer.

Awarded a momento as one of the panelists at a National Seminar on “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in Technical and Vocational Education” on 16-17 October, 2003 organized and held by Technical Teachers' Training Institute, Chandigarh.

Honoured by Hon'ble Justice O.P. Verma, Governor of Punjab with a `Siropa' on 06 Apr 2004 in recognition of providing artificial limbs to poor disabled patients at a camp held at Ram Darbar, Chandigarh.
 
On 1st July 2014 Dr. Vohra was presented Award of Honour by Mr. Surjit Kumar Jyani, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Punjab, sponsored by Dr. Zora Singh, Chancellor of Desh Bhagat University, on the ocassion of Doctor's Day for doctors of Chandigarh tricity and Punjab.
 
Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal, Hon'ble Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Haryana presented Helen Keller Memorial Award to Dr. V.J.S. Vohra for empowering the disabled persons by providing them artificial limbs since 1973 through his NGO, Nevedac and also serving the society through Rotary Club Chandigarh Midtown. The function was organized on 4th July 2014 by National Handicapped Welfare Council, Haryana.

 

Was honoured in a function at Chandigarh on December 07, 2014 for having Dr. Vohra's detailed profile in the prestigious book, 'Chandigarh and its Leading Personalities', (Vol. IV) by Aneesh Bhanot.

"INDO-NEPAL FRIENDSHIP AWARD” given by His Majesty's Govt. of Nepal in May 1999 in recognition of Dr. Vohra's outstanding performance and services to the cause of disabled patients.

"The 20th Century Award for Achievement" conferred upon Dr. Vohra in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the field of Prosthetics - Orthotics in December 1999 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

Nominated for Fellowship of American Biographical Institute, Inc., North Carolina (USA) in May 2000, which is recommended to exceptional individuals whose accomplishment reserve important recognition.

Appointed an Honorary Member of Advisory Council of the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England in June 2000.

"Life Time Achievement Award" given to Dr. Vohra in Nov. 2001 by International Biographical Centre, UK, for devoting his life for physically challenged persons since 1973.
Family Support
Mrs Indu Vohra has been assisting her husband Dr. V.J.S. Vohra since 1978. She is a keen social activitist for the empowerment of the disabled persons and takes great interest to serve them whole heartedly. Their daughter, Ms. Ita Vohra is also ever ready towards the cause of the disabled. Dr. Vohra, Mrs Indu Vohra and Ms. Ita Vohra are also trustees of Jyot Charitable Trust which works for the Empowerment of the disabled persons with a smile, care and encouragement.
 
Ita is married to Mr. Suman Nandi, Late Dy. Dean, Chitkara University, Chandigarh. Ita is blessed with twin daughters, Ananya and Anushka, the cutest and beautiful members of our family, and they give us immense joy, affection, love, pleasure and happiness.
 
The above comprises of a family supportive system for Dr. Vohra which is very important and motivates him further to go ahead with this noble and satisfying mission of serving the disabled persons, who deserve to lead a life of dignity and pride as useful and self reliant citizens of their country! 
 
 
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