Browsing Archive: June, 2012

Disability Studies in Medical Education-IJUDH

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, June 28, 2012,

A paper written by Abha Khetarpal and myself on “Disability Studies in Medical Education” has been published in International Journal of User-Driven Health Care. Read the paper here. Here’s the abstract:

Uncompassionate attitudes of doctors can have adverse impact on the already shattered emotional health of a person with disability. The medical conditions or disabilities are seen in isolation from their daily lives. The quality health care is thus compromised. Disability Studies can i...


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Prove your disability time and again to get assistive device

Posted by Dr Satendra Singh on Thursday, June 28, 2012,

Physical, occupational, social rehabilitation and financial assistance for purchase of Aids & Appliances are provided under Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) with the basic objective to bring the target groups (which includes PwD) into the main stream of development by making them self reliant.

District RCS are preferred as implementing agencies for the Grant-in-aid under the “Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP)” Scheme, with the objective of assis...


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2013-2022: Asia-Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities

Posted by Satendra Singh on Monday, June 18, 2012,

In what could prove to be a golden opportunity for the global travel & tourism industry to enhance its contribution to society, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has officially declared 2013-2022 as the "Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities" and invited all stakeholders to help make it a success.

Sponsored by Korea, the resolution was adopted unanimously at UNESCAP’s 68th ministerial session held in Bangkok between 17-23 May 2012. The...


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