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Thawar Chand Gehlot assures ID Cards for persons with disabilities

by Rinku Khumukcham
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In an attempt to create records government authority today distributed over 6000 hearing aid equipments worth over 4.4 crores at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium.

Union Cabinet Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thawar Chand Gehlot , Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Social Welfare Minister DK Korungthang, Education Minister Kh. Ratan and Chief Secretary f Manipur O Nabikishore attended the grand function organized for distribution of the hearing aids jointly organized by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Empowerment Department of Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN) and Samajik Adhikanrita Shivir under the National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) under Ministry of Social Justice .

Speaking on the occasion, Union Social Welfare Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot assured identity cards for all the disabled persons in the country so as to ensure all sort of facilities provided by the government. He said as according to 2011 census records around 2crore 68 lakhs people are living if some sort of disabilities.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi while lauding the effort of the departmental authority in thir attempt to create records said that those beneficiary who are getting the hearing aid are selected from over 49 screening camp organized across the state by spending an amount of nearly Rs. 2.5 cores

He further added that our state taken up special attention to the in the field of medical and health and spend 4 percent of state resource which are far advance when comparing with other developed state of the country including MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra in which they are merely spent 2 percent of their state resource.

He further added that by hard work of the state government Manipur has managed to establish one medical college and Manipur stands top in infant mortality rate.

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