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PwDs provided aids & appliances

PwDs provided aids & appliances
DC Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan along with PwDs and DHD, DDRC staff and guest of honour, G. Ramesh.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/8/2020 1:41:13 PM IST

District Hospital Dimapur (DHD) held an aids and appliances distribution camp in its District Disability and Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC), Dimapur on November 7. 

A press release by DHD, SMO i/c DDRC, Dr. Imlitemsu Ozukum, MD (PMR) stated that,  aids and appliances for the differently abled persons were donated from the CSR programme of IOCL Ltd. During the programme, special guest was DC Dimapur and chairman DMT, DDRC, Rajesh Soundararajan and guest of honour was CGM & state head Indian Oil AOD, state office, Guwahati, G. Ramesh. A total of 303 Persons with Disabilities were benefited, though only a few PwDs were called keeping in view the COVID-19 SOP. 

The different disability categories that were benefited through this camp were locomotor disability 102, cerebral palsy 22, hearing impaired 127, visually impaired 37, and intellectual disability 15. A total of 625 assistive devices were distributed comprising of motorized tricycles, tricycles, wheel chair, cp chairs, rollaters, axillary crutches, elbow crutches, walking sticks, smart canes, smartphones, daisy players, braille kits, MSIED kits and BTE hearing aids. 

Another highlight of the programme was the donation of an RTPCR machine by the IOCL Ltd to the Medical department through the DC and chairman of the District Task Force for COVID-19.

Earlier, programme was chaired by Dr. Imlitemsu Ozukum and other attendees were Dr. Merenla, CMO, Dr. Keveduyi Theyo, medical superintendent, DPO of Social Welfare dept, Prodigals Home, DPO Exodus Federation, press fraternity besides the PwDs and their relatives. The partners for the camp were ALIMCO, Guwahati office, state commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Nagaland and DDRC, Dimapur. The ALIMCO team was led by S. Sengupta, regional head, ALIMCO, GWA, while Ashe Kiba represented the state commissioner for Persons with Disabilities. 

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