DC B’pora constitutes committee to address issues of specially-abled

BANDIPORA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad today directed the concerned to constitute a committee under the chairmanship of ADC Bandipora to address the issues faced by the persons with special needs.
He said this while addressing a function organized here to observe ‘World Disability Day’ by district administration in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare, Health, Education and ICPS.
The DC said that the committee will be headed by Additional Deputy Commissioner with officers from Social Welfare, ICPS and representatives of Associations of people with disabilities as its members. The committee will look into the special needs of the people with special abilities so that measures are taken to ease the problems faced by these people, he added.
He also sought an action plan for Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2006 from the Department of Social Welfare for implementation so that necessary actionable steps can be initiated as per the mandate of this Act.
Dr Owais directed the Chief Medical Officer, Bandipora to conduct special camps for 100 percent registration of specially-abled under J&K Health Scheme and also directed for identification of two rooms in DH Bandipora having proper ramp facilities, helpers, wheelchairs etc for conducting weekly District Medical Board.
He stressed on providing better facilities to the children with special abilities so that they can get a better education. He also said that providing better education and healthcare facilities to such individuals should be the priority for all and assured that all required measures shall be taken to ensure a better education for these individuals.
Earlier during the programme the persons with special abilities apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the problems being faced by them and sought early redressal of their grievances.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Reyaz Ahmad Beigh in his speech threw light on the importance and significance of celebrating international day of persons with disabilities and also shared his experience of fighting with disability.

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