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Camp for senior citizens, persons with disabilities held

As many as 300 persons attended the camp to avail the facilities out of which 203 were senior citizens and 67 were PWDs.

ByUkhrul Correspondent

Updated 17 Oct 2022, 9:04 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

An assessment camp for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) for distribution of kits and appliances was held on Monday at DRDA Hall, mini secretariat, Ukhrul.

As many as 300 persons attended the camp to avail the facilities out of which 203 were senior citizens and 67 were PWDs.

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Tri-Cycle, wheelchair, cerebral palsy chair, elbow crutch, walking stick, hearing aid, power glass, smart cane, smart phone, mixed Kit, etc. were some of the items the beneficiaries will receive.

The visiting doctors from Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), a Guwahati-based, checked up the beneficiaries in person.

The camp was organised by the district administration, Ukhrul in collaboration with District Disability & Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC), District Social Welfare, District Health Society, Ukhrul and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) which is under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

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Deputy commissioner, Ukhrul, Krishna Kumar, who had initiated the camp, is also set to hold two more camps in the district - one at Awang Kasom for Chingai and Jessami block on October 18 and another one at Zalenbung on 20 October for LM block.

The camp is initiated under Rastriya Vayoshree Yojana (RVY) and ADIP Scheme, Government of India, added a release issued by DIO/ DIPR Ukhrul.

 
 
 

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Ukhrul Correspondent

Ukhrul Correspondent

UKHRUL district, Manipur

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