6,000 disability certificates ready in less than 100 days

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Dec 2017 09:32:04


Staff Reporter,

Tehsil-wise number of disability certificates

Tehsil Number of certificates ready

Nagpur city          1,900
Kamptee               394
Mouda                  341
Parseoni               257
Ramtek                353
Umred                 306
Bhiwapur              213
Hingna                 281
Katol                   359
Narkhed              313
Kalmeshwar        315
Kuhi                   306
Saoner               383
Nagpur Rural      279

Total                 6,000

IN a unique initiative, the district administration conducted 50 camps in Nagpur city and rural areas of the district and screened 6,000 physically challenged (Divyang) persons for distribution of disability certificates to them.

“In the past five years, through the centres at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital (IGGMCH) and Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), total 14,000 certificates were issued. Compared to this, keeping certificates of 6,000 persons ready within a span of less than 100 days is a big achievement,” said Sachin Kurve, District Collector, while addressing a press conference on Thursday.

According to Kurve, the district administration along with District Disability Rehabilitation Centre (DDRC), IGGMCH, GMCH, Composite Regional Centre (CRC), Health Department, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), and Zilla Parishad, conducted screening camps in Nagpur city and district.

Abhijit Raut, Co-ordinator of DDRC, said that the certificates were ready and would soon be despatched through Department of Posts. “Our task is not limited to mere distribution of certificates to eligible persons, but to ensure that the data collected in the exercise is used for their rehabilitation by way of extending to them the benefits of various welfare schemes of the Government,” he said.
During the course of conducting camps, Raut said, several interesting things came to the notice of the administration. For instance, there were orphan kids who were disabled but could not get the certificate as they did not have Aadhaar card. So, the administration first ensured that they got Aadhaar cards and then disability certificates. Previously, the processing of disability certificate applications used to take two to three months, and now it is being done in a matter of two to three hours as pre-screening has been done in camps.

Dr Anuradha Shrikhande from IGGMCH; Abha Kolhe, Assistant Charity Commissioner; Siddharth Gaikwad, Deputy Commissioner, Social Welfare Department; Dhananjay Keskar, District Information Officer, National Informatics Centre also were present prominently in the press conference.

Nagpur software being used in State for online ‘property card’

The software and system developed in Nagpur is being used across the State of Maharashtra for online upload of ‘Aakhiv Patrika’ (property card), said Sachin Kurve, District Collector.

Dhananjay Keskar, District Information Officer, National Informatics Centre (NIC) has developed it.
Keskar told the reporters that NIC got data of property cards in compact discs from City Survey Offices in Nagpur and then NIC processed it to Cloud Server. “Now, anyone can access the details of property card anytime and from anywhere,” he said.

“This is an attempt to bring more transparency into functioning of City Survey Offices,” said Kurve.
According to him, the online display of property cards is being done in Nagpur district on pilot basis. For property-owners, it will be very useful. If they notice that there is any discrepancy, they can get it corrected by way of submitting an application to the respective City Survey Office,
he added.

Free health camp for poor persons on 3rd

The district administration and Charity Commissioner’s office have jointly organised a free health check-up camp for poor people and those belonging to economically weaker sections. Abha Kolhe, Assistant Charity Commissioner, said that the camp was being organised as part of the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ vision to make available public healthcare facilities to weaker sections too. The teams of doctors from 26 charitable hospitals will conduct the camp between 10 am and 2 pm on December 3 at respective

These hospitals include Lata Mangeshkar Rugnalaya and NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences at Digdoh; Matru Seva Sangh’s maternity homes in Sitabuldi and Mahal; Shri Radhakrishna Hospital in Wardhaman Nagar, Asha Bhavan Social Health Centre Hospital in Siraspeth, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Regional Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Tukadoji Square, Dr Dalvi Smarak Rugnalaya in Garoba Maidan, Pakwasa Samanway Rugnalaya in Hanuman Nagar Square, Mure Memorial Hospital in Sitabuldi, Mahatma Eye Bank and Hospital in Somalwada, Khidmat Hospital in Shanti Nagar, Tarini Ayurvedic Rugnalaya in Shankarpur, Swami Sitaramdasji Maharaj Hospital and Research Centre in Ramtek, Mission India Multi-speciality and Ayush Hospital Research Centre in Khadgaon in Wadi, Swami Vivekananda Medical Mission Hospital in Khapri, Nimbunabai Tirpude Hospital in Choks Colony in Indora, Bhavani Mata Seva Samiti in Pardi, K R Pandav Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Dighori, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya in Nandanvan, The Nagarjuna Medical Trust Hospital and Research Centre in Ramkrishna Nagar, St Joseph Hospital in Yerla village, Chakrapani Panchkarma 

Yog Nisargopachar Mahavidyalaya va Rugnalaya in Central Railway Colony in Onkar Nagar, National Cancer Institute along West High Court road in Dharampeth, Late Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Pratishthan’s Dental College and Hospital in Wanadongri, Janata Maternity Home and Hospital in Jaripatka, and Lata Mangeshkar Hospital in Sitabuldi.

Sickle Cell screening camps in colleges

Dr Anuradha Shrikhande from IGGMCH told reporters that Sickle Cell screening camps were being conducted in colleges as part of preventive measure and also pre-marriage counselling initiative for boys and girls. So far, more than 10,000 boys and girls have been screened, she said. Of a sample of more than 10,000 persons, as many as 7.6 per cent were found to be carriers in Nagpur district.
Dr Shrikhande appealed to the college managements to approach Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital or the district administration if they wanted the
camps to be conducted in
their colleges.