Community Resource Centre for differently abled to come up at Samdong Kambal

Gangtok, 06 Jul [IPR]:

A meeting was organized today at the conference hall of Paryatan Bhawan in Gangtok with regard to the establishment of a Community Resource Centre for Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Children and Adults with disabilities. The centre will be established at Samdong Kambal Gram Panchayat Unit, East Sikkim under the banner of a local Non Governmental Organization, Kalpataru Prathisthan.

Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Ugen T Gyatso Bhutia, who is also the MLA of Tumin Lingee Constituency, expressed gratitude for the initiative and assured to extend all possible support and cooperation from different levels for the project. He also showed keen interest to work for the noble cause to help people with disabilities.

Minister for Health Care, Human Services & Family Welfare Department, Arjun Kumar Ghatani, applauded the initiative and stressed upon collection of data of disabled persons from the entire State of Sikkim. He suggested Kalpataru Prathisthan to coordinate with the nodal Departments of Health Services and Social Justice, Empowerment & Welfare and to involve ASHAs, Panchayats and stakeholders in future course of action.

Member of Parliament [Lok Sabha], PD Rai, coordinated the participants and underlined assignments to be taken up further under the supervision of Consultant, Dr Man B Chettri. He advised submission of a DPR of the project to the concerned authority.

Dr Chettri and participants from Health Department including Mission Director, National Health Mission, Dr Bimal K Rai, Head of Department of Psychiatry, STNM Hospital, Dr CS Sharma, and other officials from Social Justice Department also placed their invaluable inputs.