District Disability Rehabilitation Centre inaugurated at District Hospital Tuensang

Tuensang: 35 DDRCs launched across India by Dr Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment

BY | Thursday, 7 March, 2024

District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC) was inaugurated at District Hospital Tuensang on Thursday by Deputy Commissioner, Tuensang, A Zibenthung Kithan, NCS, at Conference Hall, DH Tuensang.

Speaking at the inauguration programme, Kithan shared the proud moment for Tuensang people as this is the only second such centre to be setup in Nagaland. The DC also expressed gratitude to all who have worked hard to bring this centre into reality. He said that the centre will provide a safe environment for Persons with Disabilities.

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Kithan also highlighted that the objectives of DDRC is to conduct surveys and identify PwDs in district, give awareness generation, assessment of need of assistive device including therapeutic services like physiotherapy, occupation therapy and speech therapy.

The DC emphasised on proper maintenance of the centre and urged the staff of DH Tuensang to make continued efforts to make it one of the best.

The keynote address was delivered by Dr Senilo Magh, DDRO and DDRC, Tuensang, where he expressed a joy at the opening of the centre. “It is like a dream come true after four years,” he said and acknowledged all the stakeholders for consistently assisting the District Disability Rehabilitation Centre in various ways including former DC Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa, Sentilong and Temjensunep which made the project a reality. It is history making by the people of Tuensang, he added.

Dr Magh explained that disabilities is a physical or mental condition that limits a person in movement, senses or activities and shared its goal or aim of this DDRC is to help PwDs to get back, keep or improve the abilities that they need for daily life.

Earlier the programme was chaired by Yangkhumla, clinical psychologist while dedicatory prayer was pronounced by Rev. Ongmang Chang, president TTBPU. A special presentation was made by the first-year students, School of Nursing Tuensang and closing prayer was pronounced by Kamchila, Chaplain, DH Tuensang.

This programme was followed by the virtual inauguration of 35 District Disability Rehabilitation Centres across India including at DH Tuensang by Dr Virendra Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

The newly established DDRCs aim to offer comprehensive services to persons with disabilities, including medical provisions, education, skill training, rehabilitation services, early identification, assistive device fitment, UDID Registration Facilitation, financial assistance, prosthetics and orthotics, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy, special education, parent counselling, among others. Additionally, these centres will facilitate awareness generation and promote government schemes while ensuring referral arrangements for surgical corrections through government and charitable institutions.

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