NAHARLAGUN, Oct 16: A three-day assessment camp for persons with disabilities (Divyangjans) was inaugurated by state Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Social Welfare, WCD, SJETA Alo Libang at the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS) here on Wednesday.
During the camp, which is being organized by the Social Justice Empowerment & Tribal Affairs (SJETA) department in collaboration with the state UDID cum National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) cell, NHM, District Health Society, persons with disabilities can get registered and receive disability certificates and unique disability identity cards (UDID).
Speaking on the occasion, Libang urged the divyangjans to get registered during the camp and get their own UDID cards in order to avail benefits under various central and state government schemes.
Emphasizing the state government’s commitment towards the welfare of the divyangjans, the minister exhorted the health department and TRIHMS authorities to ensure holding of more such camps at every district of the state in order to get more divyangjans registered.
“This camp should not remain concentrated in the state capital, but should be conducted at every circle, block and village of all the state districts, so that more persons with disabilities benefit from various welfare schemes,” the minister said.
Secretary SJETA, Niharika Rai, while highlighting the motive behind conducting the camp said, “Those who do not have a disability certificate can get enrolled during the camp because according to new rules, the UDID will not be issued till a disability certificate is made. So, in order to ensure that persons with disabilities get all-over benefit, they must get themselves registered first.”
Later, the minister also gave away hearing aids, crutches and wheelchairs to some of the divyangjans present on the occasion.