DIMAPUR, MARCH 2: Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN) under DEPwDs, Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, in collaboration with the district administration of Mon and Youth Action for Social Service (YASS), held the inaugural programme of a 3-day diagnostic-cum-hearing aid fitment camp under ADIP scheme on March 2 at District Hospital, Mon.
The Deputy Commissioner of Mon, Thavaseelan appreciated the Central team for coming to the State 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 targeting persons with speech and hearing impairments, he said.
The DC stated that beneficiaries would be given hearing aids after tests are conducted and urged upon the gathering to spread the word so that others may also benefit from the camp.
Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Mon, Dr. Khrielasanuo stated that the camp could be made possible because of the proactive initiative taken by the DC. She stated that the hospital and its staff were ready to help and support for the success of the camp.
Social Welfare Officer, Union Ministry of Social Justice and 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: Aadhaar card, disability certificate, income certificate (free for those with income below Rs 15,000) and two passport-size photographs, he informed. (Page News Service)