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The Institute is providing prosthetic, Orthotic & other Rehabilitation aids under the Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme) of the Govt. of India at minimum costs. The requirement for providing the aids/appliances, which are essential for the social, economic and vocational rehabilitation of the disabled persons, has come into sharp focus, particularly after the enactment of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, which came into force in 1996.

Various surveys conducted from time to time have made it clear that India has a very large number of disabled persons. Many of them come from low-income groups. Disability restricts their opportunities for leading functionally productive lives. From the application of modern technology, a number of aids have been designed & developed, which can reduce the effects of disabilities and enhance the economic potential of the disabled. To illustrate Tricycle, Wheel Chair, Artificial limb, Crutch, Brace, Splint can greatly improve the mobility of person with locomotor disability. Similarly, with the help of a powerful hearing aid, persons with some residual hearing can be helped to carry on many activities of daily living. Low vision aids can help the persons with substantially reduced vision to read, print and undertake other activities resulting in their rehabilitation. However, large number of disabled persons are deprived of the benefits of these appliances because of their inability to find funds to purchase them.

In the light of the Government's growing concern for disabled persons and in effort of bringing the aids and appliances within their reach, it has been decided to continue the ADIP Scheme and modify it in such a way that it becomes more user-friendly and the needy are not deprived of aids/appliances, which are essential for their social, economic and vocational rehabilitation. If they can, thereby, become earning members they would be much closer to achieve economic self-dependence and also be able to live and pursue their activities with dignity.

The main objectives of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. The aids and appliances supplied under the Scheme shall conform to BIS specifications to the extent possible. The Scheme also include under its ambit, medical/surgical correction & intervention, which is essential prior to fitment of aids and appliances.

A person with disabilities fulfilling following conditions would be eligible for assistance under ADIP Scheme through authorised agencies.

  1. He/she should be an Indian citizen of any age.
  2. Should be certified by a Registered Medical Practitioner that he/she is disabled and fit to use prescribed aid/appliance.
  3. Person who is employed/self-employed or getting pension and whose monthly income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per month.
  4. In case of dependents, the income of parents/guardians should not exceed Rs.10,000/- per month.
  5. Persons who have not received assistance from the Government, local bodies and Non-Official Organisations during the last 3 years for the same purpose.However, for children below12 years of age this limit would be 1 year.

The Institute being one of the implementing agencies is providing following aids and appliances to the disabled individuals. However, any other items as notified from time to time by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for the purpose will also be allowed.

  1. All types of prosthetic and orthotic devices.
  2. Mobility aids like tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches walking sticks and walking frames/rotators.
  3. All types of surgical footwears and MCR chappals.
  4. All types of devices for ADL (activity of daily living)
  5. Low vision aids including hand-held stand, lighted and unlighted magnifiers, speech synthesisers or Braille attachments for computers.
  6. Special mobility aids for visually disabled people with muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy like adapted walkers.
  7. Various types of hearing aids.
  8. All types of educational kits required for the mentally disabled.
  9. Any suitable device as advised by the Rehabilitation Professional or treating physician.

The Institute is conducting comprehensive rehabilitation camps under ADIP scheme for the Persons with Disabilities in different states of India. The State wise camps conducted by PDUIPH, CRC Srinagar, CRC Lucknow during the year 2009-10 were as follows:

S.No. Name of State District Beneficiaries
01. Delhi (i) Delhi Hatt, Delhi
(ii) Vigyan Bhawan
(iii) Delhi HQ.
02. Rajasthan (i) Dungerpur
(ii) Tonk
(v) Balotra, Badmer
(vi) Badmer
(vii) Sri Ganga Ngr.
(viii) Jallore
(ix) Rajsamand
(x) Churu
(xi) Jodhpur
03. J&K (i) Bilawar, Kathua
(ii) Budgaon
(vi) Srinagar
04 U.P. (i) Amroha,J.P. Nagar
(ii) Kaushambi
(iii) Mahoba
(iv) Chitrakoot
  Total 25 2813

The Institute has extended services to the following beneficiaries under this scheme during last 3 years:

Place 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10
PDUIPH, Head Quarter New Delhi 3968 2053 3514
IPH Outreach Camps 5579 911 1209
CRC Lucknow 1572 1597 1337
CRC Srinagar 1988 2456 2813
DDRCs (Tonk,Jaislmer) 3291 1773 291
SRC Secunderabad 1511 1135 793
Total 17909 9925 9957

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