India Disability News

Government to notify guidelines for assessment of new disabilities soon

Wed, 03/01/2018 - 02:10
Patients suffering from thalassemia, hemophilia, sickle cell disease etc will soon start getting disability certificate from designated government hospitals which were earlier denied to them for lack of guidelines. The Union ministry of social justice and ...

2.5 Million Deaths In India From Lifestyle Diseases Linked To Pollution: Study

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 22:06
Diabetes and heart diseases are the leading causes for India’s increasing disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)–a measure of overall disease burden, expressed as the number of years lost due to ill-health, disability or early death–with diabetes ...

‘There’s growing demand for institutional facilities for people with disabilities … India should avoid mistakes of West’

Tue, 02/01/2018 - 18:32
India has around 26.8 million differently abled people according to the 2011 Census. Despite growing awareness, they continue to suffer lack of opportunities alongside several physical and attitudinal barriers. Elizabeth Neuville, director of Keystone ...

10-year-old boy gets Rs 3.7 lakh compensation for injuries in accident

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 06:40
He said the boy’s parents spent over Rs 1 lakh on his treatment but the injuries were not cured and he suffered from 32% permanent disability, which has affected his education as well as future working and earning capacity. Therefore, taking into ...

India’s laws on organ transplants do little to protect rights of organ donors

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 05:03
Thakur’s case is an example of how India’s organ transplant laws do little to protect ... introduce long-term compensation schemes for the people who suffer long-term disability or illness as a result of trafficking.

Disability rights get a judicial boost

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 00:10
The Supreme Court pronounced two major judgments concerning the higher education and accessibility rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs). These judgments have also come at a strategic time; India has completed 10 years of ratifying the United Nations ...

Disabled struggle to get insurance under scheme

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 18:39
As per the press information bureau data, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Trust Fund for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and The New India Assurance Company Limited, on August 21, 2015 to launch a group mediclaim policy for ...

On wheelchairs, they show way to others

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 18:19
They also plan to involve people across India. The NGO organises conferences twice a year ... People need to understand that no one is born with such disabilities, but there is life beyond this,” he added.

People With Disabilities Can Expect Humongous Hiring: Dr.Alim S. Chandani, AVP– Centum Foundation, Centum Learning

Sun, 31/12/2017 - 11:14
How will skilling people with disabilities benefit India? According to the 2011 census, India has a massive population of persons with disabilities. But how many of us know that persons with disability are entitled to same fundamental rights as any other ...

How We Made A Difference In 2017

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 22:04
What it means to live with disability in India In April 2017, in a three-part series, we examined what living with disability in India means, particularly with regard to access to education and employment, 22 years after the Persons with Disabilities ...

India, Hull, Medicine, Cricket and Charity - An Anglo - Indian Affair

Sat, 30/12/2017 - 15:43
Ashok in India and his son Samir in England ... be able to support female cricketers and also cricketers with disabilities. They also want to expand their work to include all cricket playing nations A match against Lashings in 2013 at Hymers College ...

Aging with Intellectual Disability Affects Physical and Mental Health

Fri, 29/12/2017 - 06:58
Aging process with an intellectual disability is affecting the physical and mental health of people aged 40 and above, reveals a new study. Increased rates of important health screenings and access to GPs amongst people with an intellectual disability have ...

200 take part in meet on disabilities Act at GMCH

Thu, 28/12/2017 - 18:29
The second day of the national conference on the ‘Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016- Implications for various Stakeholders’ concluded at the GMCH, Sector 32, here today. The conference was organised by the Government Rehabilitation Institute ...