Disability Certification Camps
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Kerala Social Security Mission has conducted disability certification camps all the grama panchayats, 53 municipalities and 5 corporations in all 14 districts of the State in collaboration with the local self-governing bodies, officials of the Social Welfare Department and Health. This venture was the first of its kind in the country and ensured that all the disabled in the State enjoyed the rights conferred on them by the UN Convention for Persons with Disabilities and that they received all the benefits reserved for them. Kerala Social Security Mission ensured that all the disabled persons in each Panchayath was brought to the camp with the help of anganwadi workers and saw that all disabled persons got the ID cards and benefits out of this. Sensitisations camps were held at Panchayath, Block and Anganwadi workers level prior to the main camp. ID Cards, Pass Book and Medical Certificate for all disabled persons were given on the spot in all the camps.
The number of disabled were about 200-250 persons per camp.
The total number of Medical Certificates issued to disabled persons in all the 14 districts are 2,44,082. Out of this the persons whose disability amounts to more than 40% were issued ID cards too. The total number of persons who were issued ID cards are 2,05,285.
The camps had the following teams.
A medical board comprising a minimum of five doctors and chaired by a doctor not below the rank of a civil surgeon
A technical board with audiologists for testing hearing and speech impairment, optometricians for testing visual impairment, and laboratory technicians for blood group typing
A technical team from C-DIT
to prepare the laminated ID cards, pass books and disability certificates on the spot.
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