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Mizoram plans uplift of physically challenged persons

Written by: Staff
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Aizawl, Jul 6 (UNI) Mizoram government has planned to introduce various new schemes to rehabilitate the physically challenged persons in the state.

Initiated by Governor A R Kohli, Directorate of Health services and Social welfare department would inform all the village council chief to submit the details of total disabled persons in their respective areas.

Depending upon the disability, the government would provide free kits to all physically challenged people across the state.

The concerned department has also decided to intensify the National Programme of Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilites (NPRPD).

Under this programme, several resource centres have been established in each district under three prominent non-government institutes.

The department has also proposed to open rehabilitation centres for these deprived ones across the region and for which government is preparing a comprehensive plan.

Apart from looking after these disabled ones the proposed centres will generate employment for them, sources added.

UNI SNR PP RN1404

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