Special camp held for PwDs at Wokha town

DIMAPUR: | Publish Date: 8/2/2018 12:00:00 AM IST

A two-day special camp for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) was organised by Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) and chief medical officer (CMO), office in collaboration with the deputy commissioner and 28 Assam Rifles at town hall Wokha on July 31 and August 1.

A press release issued by Nagaland State Legal Services Authority, Kohima, public relation assistant stated that when delivering the inaugural address, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, deputy commissioner, Wokha stated that the special camp for PwDs was the first of its kind in Wokha. He therefore underscored the need for PwDs to avail the benefits available at the camp. He lauded the WDLSA and CMO for collaborating with the district administration, 28 Assam Rifles for the services rendered to this marginalised section of society. He further encouraged the WDLSA to continue giving their services for the upliftment and welfare of the society. 

Delivering a short speech, Dr. Phyobemo Ngullie, psychiarist encouraged the PwDs to come out of the social stigma mentality as disabilities could be cured with proper treatment and counselling.

Summing up the two-day camp, Nino Iralu, district and sessions judge and chairperson WDLSA said that the right to treatment and to get proper health care was guaranteed under Article 21 of the constitution of India. She further acknowledged the help rendered by Social Welfare department, Lotha Eloe Hoho, Wokha District Pharmacy Association, Wokha District Chamber of Commerce, Wokha District Entrepreneurs Association, Team Metamorphosis, Lotha Baptist Ekhumkho Sanrhutsu, DPRO and Legal Literacy Club Members Wokha. 

The medical doctors were Capt. Dr. Satya Prakash, 28th Assam Rifle, Dr. Phyobemo Ngullie, Dr. Thechamo Kikon, MD Nyiro PHC, Dr. Saner, surgical specialist, Dr. Imtichuba, ophthalmic assistant, Dr. Tshewate-U Thopi, physiotherapist, Dr. Robin Lotha, chief medical officer, Dr. Zuben Lotha, deputy CMO, Dr. Mhonchan, leprosy and skin, Dr. Thungchanbeni S. Patton, DPM, quality assurance and Dr. Khesheli Awomi, epidemiologist. 

Grace Ezung MA Lotha, David Ezung, Renbonthung Y Tsanglao and Sanchobeni P Lotha provided free legal counselling. 

Altogether 11 medical doctors provided free medical assistance and 5 panel lawyers of WDLSA provided free legal counselling.  About 1000 beneficiaries availed free medical treatment with free medicines and legal counselling during the camp, while about 200 PwDs were identified to be issued disability certificates and for follow up actions. The special camp was conducted in line with NALSA (Legal Services to the mentally ill and Mentally Disabled Persons) Scheme, 2015. 

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