The government has recognized differently abled persons as an integral part of Human Resource and is committed towards Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in the country. Standing by the commitment towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) a camp for free of cost distribution of assistive aids and appliances held here today. The Camp organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur working under Department Of Empowerment Of Persons With Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Institute for Physically Handicapped and The Leprosy Mission Trust, India in close association with district administration, North East Delhi. The event was inaugurated by the Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot said the disabled are highly talented and are the integral part of Human Resource. He said that the union government has taken several initiatives for the welfare of differently abled persons. He applauded the effort of empowering the persons affected from Leprosy in the camp wherein 554 ADL Kits (Assistance for Daily Living) were distributed.A total of 592 Persons with different kind of disabilities were provided 1356 numbers of aids and assistive devices by ALIMCO valuing more than Rs 61 Lakh under the ADIP scheme of Government of India in the camp. These beneficiaries were pre identified during the assessment camps conducted in North-East district of Delhi on 28th to 29th Nov, 2014. High quality Aids and Assistive devices were distributed in the camp manufactured by ALIMCO in which 554 ADL Kits (Assistance for Daily Living) for persons affected from leprosy were distributed.
An ADL Kit which includes a mobile phone consists of items providing assistance for daily living for leprosy affected persons that includes - Universal Cuff, Nail Cutting Device, Soap Holder, Button Hook to facilitate buttoning, Zipper Pull –Hook with a ring at one end, Writing Aid or Adapted pen with positioning splint, Rubber Gloves, Insulated Scissors, Insulated Tumbler or Adapted Glass Holder, Wider Brim Plate, Long Handled Lever Tap. Among Various other assistive aids and devices for different kind of disabilities distributed in the camp were 413-Tricycles, 35-Wheelchairs, 268-Crutches Axilla, 17-Walking Stick for Orthopedically Impaired persons 34-Behind The Ear - Hearing Aid machines for Hearing Impaired persons and 08- MSIED Kit (Multi Sensory Inclusive Educational Kit) for Children with Special Needs. Senior officers from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, District administration, ALIMCO, Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Institute for Physically Handicapped and The Leprosy Mission Trust were present during the event.