Kohima, March 02 (NEx): A three day Diagnostic cum Hearing Aid Fitment Camp (March 2-4, 2021) kicked off today, at District Hospital, Mon under ADIP Scheme organized by 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.
The Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan, IAS appreciated the Central team for the camp which is a follow up of the initiatives taken in 2018-2019. While the previous camps were focused on all categories of PwDs, this camp is specifically for persons with Speech and Hearing disabilities, he said.
The DC stated that beneficiaries would be given hearing aids after conducting tests and urged the gathering to spread the word so that many people may 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 the DC, Mon. She added that the hospital and its staff are ready to help and support for the success of the camp.
Social Welfare Officer, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Dr. Prosenjit Majumdar stated that the camp was initiated under a central scheme Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/ Fitting of Aids and Appliances (ADIP). To avail the benefits, one needs to submit four documents that are: Aadhaar Card, Disability Certificate, Income Certificate (Free for those with income below Rs.15,000) and two passport photographs, he added.
The programme was chaired by EAC Mon (Development) Chubasanen Ozukum.
(With inputs from DIPR)