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2019-06-29

Distribution of Physical Aids & Assistive Devices to 262 Senior Citizens Under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) and to 315 Divyangjan Under CSR Initiative of PTC at Noida

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Distribution of Physical Aids & Assistive Devices to 262 Senior Citizens Under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) and to 315 Divyangjan Under CSR Initiative of PTC at Noida 

Posted On: 29 JUN 2019 6:03PM by PIB Delhi

A Distribution camp for free of cost distribution of 896 Physical Aid and Assistive Living devices to Senior Citizens under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY) and 469 Assistive Aid & Devices among Divyangjan under the CSR initiative of  Power Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (PTC) Foundation held on 29th June, 2019 in International Trade Expo Centre, Sector-62, NOIDA, Gautam Budhha Nagar(U.P). Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Member of Parliament, Gautam Budhha Nagar was the Chief Guest of the function.

At the function, as much as 869 number of Physical Aid and Assistive Living devices for a value of approx. Rs. 22 Lakhs were distributed among 262 identified Senior Citizens under BPL category of the district under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana(RVY). The Scheme aims at providing Senior Citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from any of the age related disability/infirmity viz. Low vision, Hearing impairment, Loss of teeth and Locomotor disability, with such assisted-living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions, overcoming the disability/infirmity manifested.

It was the 97th distribution camp organized under this scheme in the country. The beneficiaries were identified in the month of Sept-Oct last year during the assessment camp organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corp. of India (ALIMCO), a PSU working under the aegis Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India in close association with District Administration,Gautam Buddha Nagar.

Under the Scheme, different category of Aids and Assisted-Living Devices were provided to eligible elderly beneficiary senior citizens, depending upon their physical impairment. In the distribution camp the following Aids and Assisted-Living Devices were provided as under: -

Walking sticks-191, Crutches- 12, Walkers-  03, Tetra pods/Tripods- 56, Hearing Aids- 328, Wheelchair- 07, Artificial Dentures      -  32, Spectacles-143, Denture- 129.

Distribution of physical aids and assistive devices to 315 divyangjan under CSR initiative of PTC:

During the function as much as 315 Persons with different kind of disabilities were provided with 469 numbers of Aid and Assistive devices with the value of over Rs.50 Lakhs under the CSR initiative of Power Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (PTC) Foundation.

Various types of  Aids and Assistive were distributed in the camp such as 63- Motorized Tricycle, 166-Tricycles, 16-Wheelchairs, 78-Crutches Axilla, 39-Walking Stick, 05-Rollator for Orthopedically Impaired persons, 24-Behind The Ear - Hearing Aid machines, 25-Smart Cane, 07-Daisy Player,08 Smart Phone, 32- Braille Kit, 02-MSIED Kit (Multi-Sensory Inclusive Educational Kit), 03- CP Chair for Children with Special Needs and 85 numbers of Prosthesis and Calipers were also fitted to the identified beneficiaries in the camp.

Shri D. R Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and senior officersof Power Trading Corporation of India Ltd. (PTC), officials of District Administration & ALIMCO were present during the event.

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Source: PIB
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