Assistive Aids and Appliances distributed to Senior Citizens Under 58th Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana Camp

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Assistive Aids and Appliances distributed to Senior Citizens Under 58th Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana Camp

Posted On: 03 OCT 2018 4:54PM by PIB Delhi

A Distribution camp for free of cost distribution of Aids and Assistive Living devises under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY), a scheme of Social Justice & Empowerment Department for Senior Citizen under BPL category, was organized at S. K Mohit Hall, Jhilmil Industrial Aera in East Delhi toady by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), a PSU working under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in close association with District Administration,East Delhi. The distribution camp function was presided over by Shri Mahesh Giri, the Member of Parliament, East Delhi.

In the camp 2598 number of daily living assisted living devices of different categories regarding age related infirmities valuing approx. Rs. 50.00 Lakhs were distributed among 910 pre identified Sr. Citizen Beneficiaries of East Delhi District. 

Identified beneficiaries were registered during the assessment camp conducted by ALIMCO at various locations of East Delhi district in the month of February 2018.

Assistive Living Devices distributed to Sr. Citizens under RVY are:-

14–Wheelchairs                                        Tetra/Tripod-39

862- BTE Hearing Aids                           Crutches- 16

660- Walking Sticks                                 Dentures- 243

746- Spectacles

58 distribution camps have been conducted so far all over country under RVY in which 60601 Number of beneficiaries have been served and 138653 Number of appliances have been distributed valuing Rs.2,935.75 Lakhs.

Source: PIB

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