On World Disabled Day, Medical Camp held at Home for the Blind
Ferozepur, November 3, 2023: On World Disabled Day, Hans Foundation organized a medical check-up camp on the campus of Home for the Blind owned by the District Council for the Welfare of Handicapped (Regd.).
The theme for this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is - United in Action to rescue and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for, with and by persons with disabilities.
Every year, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities and explore ideas on how we can work together to ensure that equal rights are provided to each of them. Integration of people with disabilities is important in every aspect of life, mostly political, social, economic and cultural. This day is dedicated to exploring ways to ensure that their well-being is respected.
The Hans Foundation was established in 2009 to support development at the grassroots and improve the quality of life of underprivileged communities across rural India in the fields of health, disability, education, livelihood, and disaster relief.
Today, dedicated team members of the medical team of the Foundation – Neelam Hans, Rimple Handa, Programme Coordinator, Dr.Dharmpal Social Protection Officer, Neelam Sheroran Social Protection Officer, Khushi Singh Pharmacist, Gaurav Rawat Lab Technician, Pardeep Kumar Pilot – checked up the 38 visually impaired inmates of Home for the Blind and supporting staff members. Apart from this, people from nearby colonies also have the benefit of the camp.
Neelam, a Team member said, only four months back we started organizing the camp and so far we have checked up 2,800 persons to date. She said, “From time to time we organize camps according to the awareness days calendar by WHO and give awareness to the society with guidelines and health care, with a message of prevention is better than cure”.
Thanking the Hans Foundation Team, Ramesh Sethi, Manager of Home for the Blind said, “People born with disabilities also deserve a high standard of life filled with respect and dignity. One of the most important things that should be provided to disabled people is their right to well-being and equal opportunities.