Hailakandi: The first screening camp for the differently-abled and elderly persons was held at Algapur block development office in Hailakandi district on Sunday. Organized by the Hailakandi district administration and Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) in collaboration with WODWICHEE and Barak Valley Handicapped Development Society, as many as 72 people with various disabilities and 67 senior citizens participated in the camp.
Team of experts and doctors screened the persons and submitted a report based on which assistive devices like wheelchairs, tricycles, hearing aids, speaking devices, artificial limbs etc will be provided free of cost to assist them in their daily lives.
“It is a unique initiative of the district administration with ALIMCO to provide a healing touch to the people with special needs,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner and incharge District Social Welfare Officer, Amalendu Roy, who was present at the camp with Circle Officer, Algapur, Arpita Dutta. Screening camps will also be held here on October 29, Lala on October 30, Katlicherra on October 31 and South Hailakandi on November 1, informed Roy.