Thursday, May 10, 2012


A special screening camp for the differently abled persons was conducted on 5 th May 2012 by Empower Tamizhagam jointly with Tamil Nadu Udavikkaram Association for the Welfare of Differently Abled and Kanchipuram District Differently Abled Welfare Office at Montfort School, St. Thomas Mount.

. The differently abled persons of Alandur MLA Constituency were  screened by the doctors and specialist and needs and requirement of assistive devices for the beneficiaries identified.
The  beneficiaries  comprise of
a. Loco motor disabled including Cerebral Palsy (both upper and lower limbs)
b. Hearing impaired
c. Visually challenged
d. Mentally handicapped
 The assistive devices  requested were

 For Loco Motor Disabled
a. Tri cycles
b. Wheel Chairs
c. Scooters
d. Crutches
e. Calipers
f. Artificial limbs
g. Walkers
h. Foot wear, knee caps and hand gloves .

(ii) For Hearing Impaired
a. Hearing aids
b. Cell Phones
c. Laptops

(iii) For Visually Challenged
a. Glasses
b. Braille Watches
c. Cell Phones with voice software
d. Laptop with JAWS software

(iv) For Mentally Handicapped / Multiple Disabled
a. Special Water beds
b. CP Chairs
c. Special Wheel Chairs

4. Shri.S.Panrutti Ramachandran , Member of Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly (Alandur constituency) has organised the camp  from  the MLA Fund of Rs.5 lakhs for granting Aids and Appliances and Assistive devices for the differently abled persons.

5. Since the disability ID Card is the basic requirement for availing various Govt. schemes like scholarships, disability pension, bus pass, etc. and for those who are not possessing ID Cards, ID Cards were issued  by the DDRO office Kanchipuram Dt. on the date of camp after being scrutinized by a team of Govt. doctors.

6. The PHP applications (for the Govt. monthly pension of Rs.1000/-) were received during the camp from the eligible beneficiaries by the Special Thasildar who will process the applications.The monthly  pension orders were  handed over to  About 10 beneficiaries   identified in the earlier  camp of the ASSOCIATION    by Shri Panrutti S Ramachandran

7. Applications for Monthly Maintenance Grant of Rs.1000/-  received during the camp from the eligible MR beneficiaries.The District Differently Abled Rehabilitation Officer (DDRO) of Kanchipuram District,  will process the applications.

8. The TADCO, have registered  candidates for TADCO’s self employment assistance for the eligible persons.

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