Addressing the occasion, Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot said that the Centre was taking steps to prepare Universal Identity Card for differently abled persons. “The total number of people with disabilities in the country was 2.68 crore as per the 2011 census report and we have to take care of them with sympathy and rehabilitate them,” he asserted.
The camp held today in Manipur was the biggest event held ever in India, he said while expecting distribution of hearing aids to 6400 beneficiaries.
Today’s camp held in Imphal has broken the record set by Gujarat and will be the biggest camp of its kind in the world.
Free treatment was being provided to children below five years with hearing impairment, he added.
Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh, in his address, reiterated his government’s commitment towards better healthcare service and said that 4% of the state’s Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) was being investing this sector.
Source : Nagaland Post , 5th Nov 2016