Health agencies assess persons with disabilities for free aids
Dimapur, Feb. 23 (EMN): A two-day assessment camp for free distribution of various aids and assistive devices to persons with disabilities was conducted at the Dimapur District Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) of the district hospital, on February 21 and the 22nd in Dimapur.
The camp was organised by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (Alimco) of Guwahati as part of their corporate social responsibility program sponsored by the Indian Corporation Limited in collaboration with the State Commission for Persons with Disabilities of Nagaland.
A total of 175 persons with disabilities were assessed and registered for them to avail free aids and assistive devices.
On the first day, a total of 92 persons with disabilities were registered for the programme at the assessment camp while a total of 83 persons with disabilities registered for the second day of the programme.
Out of the total registered, 88 persons were categorised under locomotors disability and cerebral palsy combined. A total of 56 came under hearing impaired, 25 were listed under visually impaired and a total of six persons were registered under the category of intellectual disability.
Speaking to Eastern Mirror, a medical official Dr. Imlitemsu Ozukum, who is also the official in charge of the DDRC, said the persons who were assessed and registered during the camp will receive the assistive devices at a later date which will be announced later.