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1,654 persons register during two-day PWD camp in capital city

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Bhubaneswar: During the two-day event total 1,654 PWD persons registered. Out of this cerebral palsy and loco motor disability persons were 250, autism 46, visually challenged 117, speech and hearing 125 and ENT 1 person were registered. For UDID 672 were registered during the camp. While for disability insurance 357 were registered, 86 people came for their AADHAR linkage.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that Odisha had always put its welfare initiatives for the persons with disabilities (PWDs) on top priority and become a model state in the country by ensuring schemes and programmes for them.

Praising the multi-facility Bhima Bhoi Samarthya Sibira on the occasion of its concluding session, the Chief Minister termed the physically challenged as the “pride of the nation’’ and can earn laurels for the state and the nation if properly taken care off.

The Chief Minister distributed four cheques as the disability pension, three hearing aids to persons with hearing impairment, eight wheel chairs and one tri-cycle during the event.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in association with Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disability (SSEPD) and State Institute for Disability Rehabilitation jointly organised the two-day camp.

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