Equipment worth Rs. 42 lakh distributed to persons with disabilities


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The Mandya Zilla Panchayat, in association with the Red Cross Society of India, distributed aids and appliances worth Rs. 42 lakh to 697 persons with disabilities at the Red Cross Society in the town on Tuesday.The zilla panchayat had procured the equipment from the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India, with the association of the Department for Empowerment of Disabled and Senior Citizens.

Additional Deputy Commissioner B.R. Poornima and Red Cross vice-president (Mandya) Meera Shivalingaiah distributed the equipment.The equipment included tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, spectacles and artificial limbs.Panchayat president Komala Swamy, Mandya Taluk Panchayat president Mahesh, Mandya City Municipal Council (CMC) president Lokesh, District Health Officer H.M. Manchegowda, and Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Department K. Diwakar were present.

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