World Cerebral Palsy Day at Madurai hospital

Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan addressing the World Cerebral Palsy Day function in Madurai on Saunday.

Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan addressing the World Cerebral Palsy Day function in Madurai on Saunday.   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK


Commissioner says Corporation ready to establish second special needs park

MADURAIWorld Cerebral Palsy Day was observed at Preethi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research here on Sunday.

The hospital, which organised week-long programmes in this regard, concluded its activities with a medical camp to assess the health of those with cerebral palsy and distribution of certificates to differently abled students who took part in the event. A free check-up and awareness camp on cerebral palsy was organised by Blossom Global Trust, in association with Shine Educational School and Sankalp, a non-governmental organisation.

Corporation Commissioner S. Visakan, who presided over the valedictory function, said the Corporation was ready to establish a second special needs park if a group of people or an organisation came forward to maintain it. “People with cerebral palsy must also be helped economically and socially by integration into society,” he said.

Executive Director of M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation R. Rajakumari said there had been a rise in psychological problems in the country due to the lack of proper human resources, time and finances. “It is during these times that hospitals must provide medical aid to such people. More and more differently abled students are employed in the last couple of years,” she said. The efforts taken by Preethi Hospitals to provide subsidised medical aid and sustainable livelihood for students would help in creating an inclusive society, she added.

Chairman of Madurai District Child Welfare Committee M. Vijayasaravanan appreciated parents who work tirelessly as caregivers for those with cerebral palsy. He added that his department would extend them all support.

Chairman of Preethi Hospital R. Sivakumar said such awareness campaigns on cerebral palsy were being conducted for 20 years. “Although the impact of this disorder has been evident, solutions are yet to be found. We have only found ways to make it easier,” he said.

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