A total of 400 differently abled persons got identity cards under the ‘Pudhu Vazhvu’ scheme at a medical camp at Gandarvakottai on Saturday. In all, 1,216 differently abled persons were screened at the camp.
C. Manoharan, Collector, who distributed the cards, said that the beneficiaries belonged to 35 village panchayats in and around Gandarvakottai and Kallakottai.
Rehabilitation formed part of the package with adequate infrastructure.
The Collector also gave away cheques to the tune of Rs.41.62 lakh under the Tamil Nadu Rural Livelihood Mission Scheme. So far, about Rs. 7 crore had been disbursed under the programme, he said.
Similar camps would be held at Annavasal on January 7, Keeranur on January 8 and at Karambakudi on January 11.
S. Vasumathi, District manager of Pudhu Vazhvu, said that specialists imparted training on orthopaedics, mental health and vision.