Efforts on to make socially, physically disabled self-reliant: Sakina
Jammu, Mar 22: Minister for Social Welfare Sakina Itoo today assured that her ministry will encourage all those who are serving the society selflessly and cooperating with state government in mitigating the sufferings of the downtrodden.
She was speaking at an awareness–cum-cheque distribution function organized jointly by Composite Regional Centre (CRC), Bemina and State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) with the collaboration of Social Welfare Department Jammu at Roopnagar today.
On the occasion, the Minister distributed 100 cheques amounting Rs 1,60,000 among the physically challenged persons. She also distributed 38 wheel chairs, 25 tricycles, and 9 motorized tricycles, 23 walking sticks for blind and 112 German slates for blind, provided by CRC and SRC.
While addressing the gathering, the Director State Rehabilitation Council Bashir Ahmad Wani said that the persons with physical disabilities are the part and parcel of the society and the Council was making all out efforts to uplift their living status.
He said called upon the civil society to contribute its bit in the amelioration of the deserving lot in their respective areas, particularly in making them self-reliant.
Speaking on the occasion the Director, CRC, Bemina Hilal Ahmad Parray said that the Composite Regional Centre (CRC) has been established for the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. He said that the institution is providing composite clinical, rehabilitation and out-reach camp services to the disabled population of State, including those hailing from far flung and border areas. He said the Institution also provided comprehensive clinical services like speech therapy, audiology, occupational therapy, special education for mentally challenged, visually impaired and hearing impaired.
The Director said that the Institution has provided rehabilitation services to more than one lakh persons at head office, Bemina, 25000 patients in outreach camps and distributed more than 16000 Aid of Appliances and limbs to disabled persons free of cost under ADIP scheme.
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