Assalamu alaikum

We are greatly thankful to the Tankaria Community in Leicester who came together and supported us in raising funds of 2,29,500 Indian rupees to help our deprived community in India and to help the most needy affected by the current Coronavirus pandemic.

May Allah SWT accept our charitable deeds and reward us in this world and the Hereafter. We pray to Allah SWT for health and safety for everybody in this difficult time.

The Tankaria Community in Leicester is very much attached and very co-operative on every occasion and demonstrates full solidarity to help each other in such difficult situations. We feel pride for our passion and love for our community.

On behalf of all the Trustees of our charity ‘The Tankaria Community Centre (Leicester)’, we appreciate your efforts and tremendous support to raise these funds and thank you all for co-operating on every occasion throughout the year.

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The Tankaria Community Centre (Leicester)

Source: Mail Online

Patients undergoing surgery can now be ‘transported’ to tropical beaches and mountain lakes thanks to hi-tech headsets.

The virtual-reality devices are being offered as part of a trial to patients on local anaesthetics for upper-limb surgery at St George’s Hospital in South London. The service is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and the hope is that the gadget will make procedures less daunting, and avoid some general anaesthetics.

Calming music is played as the headset shows images of tropical locations. ‘It avoids the need for general anaesthesia, which takes patients much longer to recover from,’ says consultant orthopaedic surgeon Shamim Umarji (daughter of Ismail Umarji Khunawala), who is leading the study. 

Calming music is played as the headset shows images of tropical locations. The virtual-reality devices are being offered as part of a trial to patients on local anaesthetics (file photo)

Austin Mills, 23, from Putney, wore the VR headset during surgery to repair a broken wrist. ‘It was a mountain setting,’ he says. ‘I felt like I was really there – apart from the occasional tug on my shoulder.’