BUDGAM: The Social Welfare Office Budgam Thursday organized a daylong Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO), health camp for specially-abled persons at Govt. Middle School Chadoora in Budgam.
On the occasion, scores of specially-abled persons from Tehsil Chadoora and Tehsil Chari-i- Sharief attended the camp who were registered for prosthetic aid to be provided to them soon.
Under the programme, the prosthetic aid like artificial limbs, orthotic aids, wheelchairs, tricycles, cp chair, smart phones, Brazil kid for visually impaired, hearing aids, clutches, walking sticks, motorised tricycles etc will be distributed as per the requirements of beneficiaries.
District Social Welfare Officer, Budgam, Dr Farhana who was chief guest on the occasion said that the camp has been organized under the outreach programme to reach specially-abled persons at their doorsteps across the district to address their genuine grievances and provide them requisite aid and equipments they require to lead a normal life.
She said these specially-abled persons are talented and have been contributing to the society at large like others. This activity was taken up with combined efforts of District Social Welfare Officer Budgam, District Administration and Rural Development Department who had done grass root level survey of these physically challenged individuals throughout the district
She further added that the Government has initiated various schemes and programmes for their welfare.
On the occasion, Dr Anil Kumar and Dr. Kapil Nishad from ALIMCO examined scores of patients and briefed them about various schemes and welfare programs for their treatment.