Spastic Society of Gurgaon Spastic Society of Gurgaon
Camp at Civil Hospital Gurgaon for providing single window service to the disabled

As a result of the request made by Spastic Society of Gurgaon for expediting the process of providing handicap certificates to the disabled persons in the Gurgaon district, the Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Ms Deepti Umashankar consented to arrange a mass level camp at Civil Hospital on 14th January, 2009 at 10.00 A.M. The movement for welfare of the handicapped children, primarily the spastic children, was initiated by the Spastic Society of Gurgaon. The Deputy Commisioner, Gurgaon has issued orders to the concerned Chief Medical Officer and District Social Welfare Officer for making suitable arrangements for delivery of the handicap certificates to the disabled on the same day. The district machinery has been suitably geared up for taking some concrete measures in this direction on a regular basis. Disposal of requests for issuance of such certificates should be immediate.

The Deputy Commissioner has further ordered for identifying a suitable place in the Civil Hospital, Gurgaon as waiting hall exclusively for the disabled persons which will enable them to spend the waiting time comfortably. Other disabled friendly changes to be carried out in the Civil Hospital, Gurgaon.Mrs.Rekha Yadav has been identified as Nodal Officer to mitigate the grievances of the disabled persons.

More than 250 children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities benefited from the said camp. The necessary transport arrangements were also made by the Spastic Society of Gurgaon for ferrying the disabled persons to the Civil Hospital on 14th.

The camp was organized to give impetus to to the NIRAMAYA scheme launched by National Trust, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India. NIRMAYA scheme can prove to be a boon for those disabled persons who are afflicted with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities. Under the said scheme the disabled person gets cashless medical insurance cover upto Rs. One lac. It will be a single premium across age band. Persons having family income of Rs.15000/= p.m are covered free under the scheme. For others a processing fee of Rs.250/= will be charged. The Deputy Commsioner has further announced that even this amount of Rs.250/= will be met by the district Red Cross.