1,191 Persons with disabilities provided high quality aids and assistive devices
Union Minister for Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot in the presence of Shri Bharat Singh, Member of Parliament, Constituency Ballia inaugurated a camp for free of cost distribution of assistive aids and appliances at Ballia in U.P. here today. The Camp was organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur working under Department Of Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in close association with district administration Ballia.
While addressing the gathering present at the distribution camp Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said that the differently abled persons are highly talented and are integral part of human resource, the Minister also informed about the welfare step taken by his Ministry during the last one years and educated the public about various new high- end aids and assistive devices which were distributed at the camp.
A total of 1,191 Persons with different kind of disabilities were provided with high quality aids and assistive devices valuing more than Rs 86 Lakhs under the ADIP scheme of the Ministry. The beneficiaries were pre-identified during the assessment camps conducted in various phases in Ballia district.
High quality Aids and Assistive devices were distributed at the camp manufactured by ALIMCO which includes the new innovative product like battery operated Motorized Tricycle, as many as 50 beneficiaries were provided with battery driven Motorized Tricycle. Various other high-end contemporary Aids and Assistive device distributed in the camp includes Smart Cane, Tablet, Daisy Player for visually impaired. 808- Tricycles, 108-Wheelchairs, 662- Crutches Axilla, 248- Walking Sticks 01- Rolators for Orthopedically Impaired persons, 02-MSID Kits for Children With Special Needs, 115-Behind The Ear – Hearing Aid machines, 01-Braille Kit and 32-Folding Cane for Visually Impaired.
Several senior officers from Ministry Social Justice and Empowerment, District administration, Public representatives, officers from ALIMCO and dignitaries were present during in the event.