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Discrimination of PwD's in getting assistive devices

Posted by Satendra Singh on Thursday, July 26, 2012,

"Infinite Ability IMPACT"- We earlier reported discrimination of PwD's in getting assistive devices. The report was published in Dainik Jagran and you can read it here. We followed it up with Red Cross Society headquarters and they have replied back with a hint of concern.

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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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India marks a year since last polio case

Posted by Satendra Singh on Friday, January 20, 2012,

The top US health official administered polio vaccination drops to children in New Delhi on Friday as India marked one year since its last case of the crippling disease.

The milestone is a major victory in the global effort to eradicate polio. If no previously undisclosed cases are uncovered in the coming weeks, India will be removed from the list of endemic countries, leaving only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius marked the day by ...

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