Dimapur, August 1: A 2-day special camp for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) was organized by Wokha District Legal Services Authority (WDLSA) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Office Wokha in collaboration with Deputy Commissioner Wokha and 28 Assam Rifle Wokha at Town Hall Wokha on July 31and August 1.
The special camp was conducted in line with NALSA (Legal Services to the mentally ill and Mentally Disabled Persons) Scheme, 2015.
Delivering inaugural address, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Wokha stated that the special camp for Persons with Disabilities is first of a kind in Wokha.
He underscored the need for Persons with Disabilities to take the opportunity to avail the benefits during such camp.
The Deputy Commissioner lauded the WDLSA and CMO for collaborating with District Administration, 28 Assam Rifles for the services rendered to the marginalized section of the society. He further encouraged the WDLSA to continue giving their services for the upliftment and welfare of the society.
Delivering short speech, Dr. Phyobemo Ngullie, Psychologist encouraged the beneficiaries to come forward and avail the benefits given through the medical camp. He advised the PwDs to come out of social stigma as disability can be cured with proper treatment and counselling.
Summing up the two days camp, Nino Iralu, District and Sessions Judge and Chairperson WDLSA said that the Right to Treatment and to get proper health care is guaranteed under Article 21 of the constitution of India which is applicable to all, especially to the PwDs.
She further acknowledged the help rendered by Social Welfare Department, Lotha Eloe Hoho, Wokha District Pharmacy Association, Wokha District Chamber of Commerce, Wokha District Entrepreneurs Association, Team Metamorphosis, Lotha Baptist Ekhumkho Sanrhutsu, DPRO and Legal Literacy Club Members Wokha.
The medical doctors were Capt. Dr. Satya Prakash, 28th Assam Rifle, Dr. Phyobemo Ngullie, Psychologist, Dr. Thechamo Kikon, M.D Nyiro PHC, Dr. Saner, Surgical Specialist, Dr. Imtichuba, Ophthalmic Assistant, Dr. Tshewate-U Thopi, Physiotherapist, Dr. Robin Lotha, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Zuben Lotha, Deputy CMO, Dr. Mhonchan, Leprosy and Skin Dr. Thungchanbeni S. Patton, DPM, Quality Assurance, Dr. Khesheli Awomi, Epidemiologist.
Meanwhile, Grace Ezung , M.A Lotha, David Ezung,Renbonthung Y Tsanglao and Sanchobeni P Lotha provided free legal counselling.
Altogether 11 Medical doctors provided free medical assistance and 5 Panel Lawyers of Wokha District Legal Services Authority provided free legal counselling.
About 1000 beneficiaries availed free medical treatment with free medicines and legal counselling during the two days special camp, while about 200 PwDs were identified for issuing of disability certificate and for follow up actions with crutches, hearing aid and wheel chairs.
(Page News Service)