Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal, inaugurated a Mega Camp for free distribution of Assistive Aids and Appliances for persons with disabilities (PwDs), at Karn Stadium in Karnal district of Haryana, in the august presence of Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.This Camp was conducted by Kanpur based Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), working under the aegis of Department Of Empowerment Of Person with Disability (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE), Government of India. A total of 3209 PwD beneficiaries were provided with 5441 Aids and Assistive devices worth Rs. 2.90 Crore in this event. Prior to this Mega Camp, beneficiaries were screened and pre-identified through training camps held in different parts of Karnal district.
These pre-identified beneficiaries were provided with various Assistive Aids and devices which included 133-Smart Canes, 13- Braille Kits, 435- Walking Sticks, 1096-Tricycles, 612-Wheelchairs, 948-Crutches (Axilla and L-bow), 10-Rollators for Orthopedically Impaired, 961- Behind The Ear – Digital Hearing Aid machines, 05-CP Chair, 03-ADL Kit (leprosy), 164- MSIED Kit (Multi Sensory Inclusive Educational Kit) for Children with Special Needs, along with 1018 prosthetic limbs/ Calipers – were distributed at the Camp. All the above Aids and Assistive devices were manufactured at ALIMCO’s Chanolan (Punjab) based state-of-the-art manufacturing unit.