Late Jane Pamela Webb
Our revered Founder, Late Jane Pamela Webb, was a caring nurse by profession and a social activist. She came to Kolkata from the UK in 1972 and started helping polio affected children and orthopaedically disabled children from underprivileged background.
It was in 1973 that she set up RCFC in Barisha. Jane Webb worked tirelessly to provide medical relief and rehabilitation for the disabled children. Slowly the Centre expanded its scope of activities. An Operation Theatre was set up to perform corrective surgeries.
To cater to the post surgery rehabilitation Jane started a Mobility Aid workshop for manufacturing prosthetic and orthotic supports for amputees. Post surgery the patients were housed in the Residential Block so that the patients could recover and get trained in the use of artificial limbs.
Slowly the Centre expanded its scope of activities to include diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of children with Cerebral Palsy.
Her pioneering work in RCFC was appreciated by the Government of UK and she was awarded the MBE on 26 October 1994. The Government of India granted her permanent citizenship in 1998 shortly before she passed away.