IMPHAL: District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) – a project run by an NGO, the People Advanced in Social Services (PASS), organized a District Level UDID Assessment Camp in collaboration with Social Human Action for Rural Empowerment (SHARE) Society and District Hospital, Churachandpur on Wednesday.
With reports from Lamneihoi, Programme Manager, PASS, the assessment camps will be conducted from time to time, with the objective of facilitating a maximum number of persons with disabilities residing in the remote villages of Sangaikot, Henglep, Chongkhojou, Singngat and many other blocks of Churachandpur in obtaining UDID card. The UDID card will serve as a means to avail schemes and benefits provided by the Government through various Ministries and Departments.
The first batch of the assessment camp was conducted today with a special focus on children with intellectual disability, speech and language impairment and hearing impairment. The next batches to be conducted in the subsequent months shall cover other types of disabilities such as cerebral palsy, locomotor disability, visual impairment to name a few.
For today’s assessment camp, 81 persons with intellectual disabilities and 35 persons with hearing impairment have been registered on the Swavlamban portal, out of which34 persons with intellectual disabilities and 22 persons with hearing impairment have been successfully assessed by the medical specialist.
PASS had conducted a survey in the villages of Sangaikot, Henglep, Chongkhojou, Singngat, Tuibuong, and Kangvai since the month of January, 2020. Based on the data collected, the NGO raised awareness on the importance of UDID in the surveyed areas through its programme “Visiting PwDs in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic” and now the assessment camp has been conducted seeing the importance and the needs of PwDs residing in the remote villages of Churachandpur. The next assessment camp is tentatively to be conducted in the second week of October, 2020