How Johnson and Johnson hip implants system went wrong

An expert committee set up by the Health Ministry has indicted Johnson & Johnson for “suppressing” key facts on the harmful effects of the company’s “faulty” hip replacement systems, withdrawn globally after complications required many patients to undergo revision surgery. A look at the concerns raised in India and elsewhere: The hip joint consists of… Read More How Johnson and Johnson hip implants system went wrong

“I’m Not Just Special, I’m Limited Edition” – Meet This Differently-Abled Social Worker And Achiever

“Today I am 80% disabled, and all of you are 100% able-bodied. If I am doing so much despite my limitations, then what’s stopping you?”, Swarnalatha J ends her TEDx speech with this question to a spellbound audience. The founder of Swarga Foundation – India’s first NGO to support differently-abled patients with neuromuscular disorders – Swarnalatha is… Read More “I’m Not Just Special, I’m Limited Edition” – Meet This Differently-Abled Social Worker And Achiever

NEET qualified students with ‘low vision’ can pursue MBBS course: Supreme Court

In a significant order, the Supreme Court has allowed a person suffering from ‘low vision’, a disability in which the eyesight cannot be corrected or improved, to pursue the MBBS course and treat patients. The top court allowed a student to pursue MBBS on the ground that he has cleared the 2018 National Eligibility cum… Read More NEET qualified students with ‘low vision’ can pursue MBBS course: Supreme Court

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Prove Persons With Disabilities Can Be Sportspeople Too

Thirteen people, including ten Indians, are setting out in September to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. They have a cause they want to highlight – disability inclusivity. Three of the climbers are visually impaired, including two Indians, Divyanshu Ganatra and Prasad Gurav. Divyanshu Ganatra (40), one of the visually impaired climbers and founder of the not-for-profit Adventures Beyond… Read More Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Prove Persons With Disabilities Can Be Sportspeople Too

Targeted skills training for differently-abled people

  NEW DELHI: The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, is planning to scale up its skill training programmes for people with disabilities by designing geographically-specific training modules. “The government plans to impart skill training to 25 lakh people with disabilities till the end of 2022.… Read More Targeted skills training for differently-abled people

Deaf children face a lack of sign language based education in India, but this Mumbai organisation plans to change that

There are around 20 lakh deaf children in India. Out of them, only 12 lakh attend basic schooling and the rest eight lakh children are either drop-outs or cannot access education. And this data doesn’t take into account the number of times disabilities are simply not reported or don’t get a place in the census. Source : https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/featurephilia/story/deaf-children-hearing-impaired-dont-have-college-options-teach-organisation-solving-problem-html-1313347-2018-08-24