Maharashtra set to get disabled-friendly transport, infrastructure

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is all set to make transport, buildings and toilets disabled friendly within a year’s time. The decision was taken after a meeting held with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, via video conferencing. The Prime Minister instructed chief secretary Sumit Mullick that the state should make special provisions for physically challenged… Read More Maharashtra set to get disabled-friendly transport, infrastructure

6 hours wait for disability ceritifcates

Aurangabad: More than 400 people with disabilities had to wait for 5-6 hours in the sun to collect their disability certificates from the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Tuesday. The long queue led to chaotic scenes at the hospital’s orthopaedic department after the security mechanism and the administration failed to make apt arrangements… Read More 6 hours wait for disability ceritifcates

Faulty Policies Are Curbing Hearing-Disabled Children’s Access to Cochlear Implants

The rapid rise of medical science in the modern era has been based on the premise of sharing its benefits for human collectivity. However, both science and public health take a beating when access to health technologies is curbed for profits. Unfortunately, in the implementation of the central and state government programs providing cochlear implants for… Read More Faulty Policies Are Curbing Hearing-Disabled Children’s Access to Cochlear Implants

One travel company is breaking down barriers and providing opportunities for everyone to explore India

Imagine travelling 2,000km across the country to see a temple you’ve dreamt of visiting, only to discover your family can’t get in. There is no wheelchair access – so your visually impaired father has to carry your wheelchair-bound mother up and down several dozen steps in order to pay homage. It happened to Neha Arora… Read More One travel company is breaking down barriers and providing opportunities for everyone to explore India