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Disabled given equipment in Theni, Dindigul districts

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Eligible persons may apply to Rehabilitation Dept.

THENI: Various equipment worth Rs.2 lakhs meant for the physically disabled and visually impaired persons would be disbursed to eligible persons during this year. Eligible physically disabled persons may apply to the Department of Rehabilitation immediately to avail themselves of the facilities provided by the Government to them, according to the Collector, Rajesh Lakhoni.

Distributing equipment to a group of beneficiaries at a function held at the Collectorate here on Monday, he said the department would distribute equipment and other devices to disabled persons free of cost.

The administration received wheel-cycles, wheel-chairs, callipers, crutches, artificial limbs for disabled persons, dark-coloured spectacles, sticks, braille watches, hearing equipment and solar battery chargers during this year also.Annual income of eligible persons seeking the equipment except artificial limbs should not exceed Rs.30,000 per annum. Annual income of a person seeking artificial limbs should not exceed Rs.12,000 per annum.

Persons, who had received assistive devices five years ago, were also eligible to apply now. Later, Mr. Lakhoni distributed artificial limbs to five persons and braille watch to a person. The District Rehabilitation Officer, S. Mathivanan, accompanied him.

Dindigul

The Collector, S. Murugaia, distributed Rs.2 lakh worth of equipment, financial assistance, notebooks and textbooks to disabled persons and students at a grievance day meeting held at the Collectorate on Monday. He distributed three wheeled cycles to 16 persons, wheel-chairs to four persons, crutches to two persons, spectacles and sticks to blind persons and note books to 400 children admitted to bridge schools for child labourers.

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