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Moga: 1015 disabled persons get free artificial limbs & accessories
Gurpreet Singh Mandiani
Dharamkot (Moga),September 19,2022 - On the initiative of the district administration, distribution of Free artificial limbs and other aids to physically challenged persons by Alimco (Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India), a centre working under the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has completed. This initiative has been taken under Azadi Ka Amrit Maha-Utsav.
Dharamkot Constituency MLA Devinderjit Singh Laddi Dhos, who attended the function as the chief guest at the local Tehsil Office, said that the Aam Aadmi Party government is holding the hand of the common people. The goal of the Punjab government is that every section of the state should be equally and comprehensively developed.
He said that the Punjab government is making every possible effort for the social and economic upliftment of the people of every section of the state. While government jobs are being given to the youth, efforts are also being made to ease the livelihood of the differently-abled people.
He congratulated the beneficiaries who received free artificial organs and other supporting materials. He assured to give maximum financial help to the District Red Cross Society.
Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh said that these camps were organized from July 4 to July 8 at Moga, Baghapurana, Nihal Singh Wala, Dharamkot and Fatehgarh Panjtur. In these camps, the eligible beneficiaries were assessed by the expert doctors of Alimco.
To avail of these camps, the beneficiary has to have a UDID Card was mandatory. He assured us that such camps will continue in the future.
He said that 1015 eligible beneficiaries were identified in the assessment camps conducted in July. Total of 1592 devices costing 1 crore 56 lakh 54 thousand rupees have been distributed to all of them.
During these camps, the eligible persons are being provided Motorized Tricycle, Tricycle Child, Tricycle Adult, Wheel Chair Child, Wheel Chair Adult, MSIED Kit, BTE, Smartphone, Elbow Clutch Large, Clutch Small, Clutch Large, Clutch Medium, Walking Stick, rollator adult, CP chair, prosthetic limb and clipper etc. free. On this occasion, Mr Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal from World Cancer Care, Tehsildar Mr Resham Singh, District Social Security Officer Ms Kirat Preet Kaur and others were also present.