India Disability News

A student commits suicide in India every hour; how can our educational system prevent this?

10 hours 33 min ago
Shockingly, every one hour a student commits suicide in India. Children and young adults have complicated ... disruptive behaviour disorders, Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. Depression and bi-polar disorder can be genetic ...

Irked at govt inaction, HC asks petitioner to conduct disability audit of DDA properties

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:51
Unhappy with the failure, a bench of acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar asked a specialised organisation to conduct a disability audit of all public buildings and parks owned by DDA. It asked the petitioner in the case, Nipun ...

Disability quota in medical PG admissions raised to 5%

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:46
New Delhi: The Health Ministry on Wednesday approved amendments to the regulation for admission to PG medical courses to expand the scope of persons with disabilities getting the benefit of reservation. The percentage of seats to be filled by persons with ...

‘New disabilities Act not up to the mark’

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 18:33
Chennai: Jurists, disability rights activists and senior bureaucrats from ... including the Javed Abidiv vs Union of India case concerning concession for air travel.

Disabilities quota upped to 5% in PG medical courses

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:08
"The percentage of seats has been increased in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016," the Ministry said in a statement. It granted approval to amend the regulation "in order to expand the scope of persons with disabilities ...

Made to sleep on floor in GH for disability certificate; victim moves HC

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 17:43
Chennai: An accident survivor, asked by court to obtain ‘disability certificate’ from a government hospital for claiming compensation, was made to stay in an emergency ward of a GH for more than a month, sleeping on the floor amid critical patients ...

Interactive session on specific learning disability

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 14:35
The past decade has witnessed a spurt in the recognition of SLD in India and more recently it has been recognised as a ‘Benchmark Disability’ under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016. As per National Brain Centre (NBRC), 10-12 per ...

Disability rights activist slams Rahul Gandhi for senseless attack on Modi surname

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 09:48
Disability rights activist Virali Modi today slammed Congress ... the surname Modi symbolises the collusion between the PM and the biggest crony capitalists of India, which was in itself a misplaced a comparison. Nirav Modi, who carried out the biggest ...

Malnutrition is major cause of deaths, disabilities in Telangana: Report

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 21:49
HYDERABAD: Malnutrition is the major cause of deaths and disabilities in the State ... and high fasting plasma glucose (5.9 per cent). Quoting a report, “India: Health of the Nation’s States, 2017,” which looked into the leading individual causes ...

Ten unusual Indian film takes on disability

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 17:00
New Delhi: In her comeback vehicle Hichki, which releases this week, Rani Mukerji plays a school teacher battling a neuropsychiatric disorder called Tourette syndrome. While Indian films have often been accused of parodying differently abled people, here ...

National Institute for Locomotor Disabilities at Indian Science Congress

Sun, 18/03/2018 - 00:53
Kolkata under Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India participated in 105th Indian Science Congress-Pride of India Expo-2018 at Manipur University, Imphal from 16-20 March 2018.

Armed with a rare drive to beat disabilities

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 16:43
Mr. Jayapal, who bounced back to life with 70% medical disability, is all set to travel to New Delhi ... of friends and well-wishers with Rotary Club and Junior Chamber of India. The altered car was readied under the supervision of Kodur Musthafa, a ...

Accessibility as a human right must for persons with disability: UN Expert

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 11:09
“We need to realise that we cannot have meaningful employment unless we have education and skill sets which will not happen unless there is accessibility which is the driver of empowerment,” said Dorodi Sharma, UN disability specialist (India) while ...

Disability a global issue, says expert

Sat, 17/03/2018 - 00:58
Disability is a global issue and it is mostly observed that ... Andhra University in collaboration with Rehabilitation Council of India. According to her, there was a paradigm shift in the needs from welfare to rights as well as the policy shifts from ...

Medtronic bridging the healthcare gap in India- one ear at a time.

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 04:59
Of these, 75 million people live with hearing disability in India alone.1,2 Many of these patients risk losing their ability to hear permanently, primarily due to lack of awareness, access or affordability of treatment options. Our Mission at Medtronic is ...

Disability Activist Javed Abidi dies at 53: what he meant for 8 Cr Indians #RIP

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 03:19
The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016, and its guidelines, and The National Building Code of India 2016, Abidi explained the importance of each. He never mentioned how, through his activism and advocacy, he was involved in each of these ...

Punjab to have center of excellence for disability sports in Zirakpur

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 01:04
JALANDHAR: Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has announced that work on the Rs 200 crore center of excellence for disability sports ... According to him, Government of India (GoI) will spend Rs 150 crore on the project. “The state government ...

Activist Javed Abidi dies at 53: what he meant for 8 Cr Indians with disabilities

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 21:48
The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (RPWD) Act 2016, and its guidelines, and The National Building Code of India 2016, Abidi explained the importance of each. He never mentioned how, through his activism and advocacy, he was involved in each of these ...

Disability rights activist Javed Abidi dies at 53

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 17:14
He returned to India in the late 1980s. In 1995, he led a protest that had pushed the passing of the Persons with Disabilities Act on December 22 in the same year. He also worked to get disabilities such as autism and dyslexia included in the Rights of ...

Therap's Developmental Disability Software Includes HL7 Compliant Health Information Exchange Interface

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 19:53
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