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Assessment camp for the disabled
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 25 Jun. 2009 11:21 PM IST
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Pathway, a health sector based NGO of Guwahati, in collaboration with Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Cooperation of India (ALIMCO) and state Social Welfare Department conducted an assessment camp for disabled persons on Thursday at Social Welfare campus, Diphupar. Dr Ritu Thur, District Hospital Dimapur, was the Medical Officer for the camp. According to general secretary, Pathway, Chaitali D Chetri, the assessment camp was conducted for persons with various disabilities so that free medical aid like artificial limb, wheel chairs, tri-cycle, hearing aid, crutches could be given. She also stated that it was the first phase and the medical aid would be distributed only in the next phase proposed to be held in July. Meanwhile she also disclosed that other districts of the state will be covered in phase wise. Yala, Outreach Mission Worker, Prodigals Home disclosed that a total of 78 persons with physical disabilities including twelve children from Prodigals home, turned up for the camp. The camp was also attended by District Welfare Officer, Tululah Pongen, CDPO (U) Anuo Sazo, CDPO (R) Akali Sema, Dr Chishi, Indigenous Cultural Society.

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