Staff Reporter

Database to be made on differently abled people

Adalat to clear pending applications for certificates

Thrissur: The Thrissur district panchayat is planning to make the district hospital here more accessible to differently abled people.

District panchayat president Ambadi Venu said on the eve of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities that a series of welfare measures would be implemented at the hospital to ensure hassle-free service for the differently abled.

“An artificial limb fitting centre will top the list. The hospital will also have a rehabilitation centre for differently abled people. A clinic for them will soon start functioning at the hospital on every second and fourth Wednesdays,” he said.

The district panchayat will prepare a database on differently abled people in the district in association with the National Rural Health Mission.

A helpline for differently abled people (94460 37544) will function at the hospital from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Henceforth, they need not wait in queues for the services at the district hospital, Mr. Venu said.

Steps to process the distribution of certificates for differently abled people will be made transparent, the district panchayat president said.

“A special adalat will be held at the district hospital on December 16 to clear pending applications for the differently abled certificates,” Mr. Venu said.

The district panchayat has formed an appellate committee to consider the complaints regarding the issue of the certificates.

Training on rehabilitation of differently abled people will be provided to doctors, nurses, and social workers in association with the Indian Medical Association.

Coordinated service of district administration, district panchayat, social welfare, health and education departments would be ensured in the welfare programmes for the differently abled, Mr. Venu said.