Talent aplenty at Punjab State Special Olympics

  The three-day 20th Punjab State Special Olympics concluded at the Government College of Physical Education here on Friday. The event served as a platform for hundreds of special children across the state. For Sukham, mother of Ishwinder Singh who participated in the athletics events, Special Olympics was a home for her son where hundreds of… Read More Talent aplenty at Punjab State Special Olympics

Jaipur Foot fit 700 Bangladeshis with prosthetic limbs

Around 700 physically disabled people are getting a second chance at life with the help of an Indian charity, the Jaipur Foot at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) popularly known as Pongu Hospital, at Agargaon, Dhaka. Jaipur Foot, the world’s largest organisation for prosthetic limbs, is holding a camp for 15… Read More Jaipur Foot fit 700 Bangladeshis with prosthetic limbs

Nominations open for NCPEDP – Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017

Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) “recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive… Read More Nominations open for NCPEDP – Mindtree Helen Keller Awards 2017

India’s first such transplant gives 19-year-old her hands back

Nineteen-year-old Shreya Siddanagowda lost both her hands in an accident last year. With India’s first upper-arm double-hand transplant, however, the chemical engineering student now has reason to smile. Shreya is the only daughter of Suma Nuggihalli and Fakirgowda Siddnagowder, a senior manager at Tata Motors, Pune. In September 2016, while returning by road from Pune to her… Read More India’s first such transplant gives 19-year-old her hands back

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