Education dept holds free health check-up camp for special needs at Tral, 200 differently abled children participated

PAMPORE: Four days free medical Assessment camps for special needs concluded on Monday at Sub division Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.
The camps was organized by Chief Education Officer Pulwama under Samagra Shiksha in collaboration with ALIMCO in Pulwama.
Assessment Camp for children with Special needs (CWSN) aged 6-18 years was held at Government Higher Secondary School Tral for zone Tral, Lurgam and Awantipora.
The special camp was organised by Chief Education Officer Pulwama in collaboration with ALMICO.
A Team of doctors from ALMICO, Kanpur, along with Team of doctors of District Pulwama assessed the more than 200 children in 4 different categories including Mental Retardation, Locomotor Disability, Hearing Disability and Blindness.
All the children with special needs would be provided with Aids and Appliances at the distribution cum fitment camp which shall be conducted after the assessment camp is complete.
Chief Education Officer, Pulwama Nazir Ahmad Reshi, DEPO Pulwama Manzoor Ahmad, District Coordinator Dr Ayaiz Ahmad Ayaiz and other officials were present in the camp, officials told Kashmir Reader.
Chief Education officer Pulwama Nazir Ahmad Reshi addressed the gathering, parents and children and educated them regarding inclusive Education.
The four day long medical Assessment camps for special needs concluded on Monday.
The medical camps for differently abled children held in various education zones of the Pulwama district this week.
A total of 700 differently abled childrens participated in these medical camps organised by the Chief Education Department Pulwama in coordination with the ALIMCO at Pulwama, Shadimarg, Pampore and Tral areas of Pulwama district, officials from Education Department told Kashmir Reader.
“Government of India has launched a scheme, inclusive education for differently abled children.
The government is funding this scheme.
Under this scheme different aids and appliances are provided to children with disabilities under 20 categories except visual disability,”
Chief Education Officer Pulwama Nazir Ahmad Reshi told Kashmir Reader.
He told that it is for this reason that the children assessed in the camps.
He said that they were expecting participation of 300 students.
“So far 150 students have been assessed in 20 categories of disabilities,” he said, adding that on the basis of survey carried out by them they have data about presence of 260 CWSN in the zone.

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