Diagnostic & hearing aid fitment camp

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/2/2021 12:35:13 PM IST

Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN) under DEPwDs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, government of India in collaboration with district administration, Mon and Youth Action for Social Service (YASS), Mon organised a three-day diagnostic cum hearing aid fitment camp under ADIP Scheme at District Hospital, Mon on March 2 which would conclude on March 4, 2021. 

According to DIPR report, while speaking at the inaugural programme, DC Mon, Thavaseelan appreciated the central team for travelling to the state for the camp which was a follow up of the initiatives taken in 2018-2019.

He said that while the previous camps were focused on all categories of PwDs, this camp was specifically targeted for persons with speech and hearing disabilities.

DC further stated that beneficiaries would be provided with hearing aids after tests were conducted and urged upon the gathering to spread the word so that others may also benefit from the camp. 

Medical superintendent, District Hospital Mon, Dr. Khrielasanuo stated that the camp was made possible because of the proactive initiative taken by DC, Mon.

Social welfare officer, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Dr. Prosenjit Majumdar also stated that the camp was initiated under central scheme assistance to disabled persons for purchase/fitting of aids and appliances (ADIP).

He added that in order to avail the benefits, one needs to submit four documents: aadhaar card, disability certificate, income certificate (free for those with income below Rs.15, 000) and two passport photographs. 

Earlier, the programme was chaired by EAC Mon (development), Chubasanen Ozukum. 

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