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National programme on orientation of medical officers working in primary health centres to Disability Management :

Why the National Programme?

The Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, passed by the Indian Parliament seeks, inter alia, to create a conducive environment in the country to facilitate equal participation of and giving an opportunity to the disabled to join the mainstream and contribute increasingly in the process of nation building. The act also prescribesin Chapter IV (d) to provide training to the staff in the Primary Health Centres (PHCs) to help create better service facilities in thecountry. The Primary Health Centre (PHCs) network in India is largely rural-based and it is the only structure within the health services delivery mechanism, which functions throughout the nook and corner of the country and has got necessary minimum infrastructure to providevarious services for the people living in rural areas. Hence, the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) felt that sensitizing the Medical Officers working in the Primary Health Centre on some of the important aspects of disability prevention, early identification, intervention, referral and rehabilitation, valuable services could be rendered to the people of rural areas.

Launching and Implementation of the Programme
The programme was launched throughout the country on 30th July 1999. It s being implemented in two stages. In the first stage, Master Trainers including Medical and Rehabilitation Professionals are trained and in the second, the trained Master Trainers orient the Medical Officers to disability management. The Programme is implemented in various States of the country under the direct supervision of a State Implementation Committee (SICOM) constituted under the Chairmanship of the State Health Secretary or a Designated Officer. The Secretaries/ Representatives of the Departments of Welfare and Education are also included in the Committee to give the programme wider thrust. After the SICOM is formally constituted in a State, the State's Health Department issuesletters to the District Medical Officers/ Civil Surgeons to depute the Medical Officers of the Primary Health Centre to participate in the programme.An Apex Co-ordination Committee is also constituted by the RCI to co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate programme implementation at the country level.

Normally, nine Medical and Rehabilitation Professionals participate in a Master Training batch and 20 Medical Officers participate in a Primary Health Centre Medical Officers' orientation batch. So far, 642 Master Trainers have been trained up to March 04. and 18,519 Primary Health Centre Medical Officers have been trained.

The programme is implemented by selected government and non-government agencies. These agencies have been selected to impart training because of their distinguished experience in delivery of disability/ rehabilitation services and also on the basis of possessing suitableinfrastructure , faculty, laboratory, equipment, etc. The council is in the process of extending the programme to unrepresented states soon.

Strengthening of Institutional Training Capacity by Provision of Training Material
A Manual containing the prescribed curriculum by various experts on disability/ rehabilitation, an Information Booklet incorporating various relevant information like the structure, function, etc. of the RCI, concessions offered to the persons with disabilities by the Central Government, nodal agencies working in the field of disability, special employment exchanges, vocational rehabilitation centres etc., a list of organisations working in various areas of disability in different States/ Union Territories (UTs), a list of concessions offered by the concerned States/ UTs, Video Cassettes on various areas of disability have been provided by the RCI to help the training institutions provide better quality of training.

Expected Benefits of the Programme
The programme is expected to generate the following benefits in the short as well as in the long run.

  1. Large scale direct benefit of various services like prevention, early identification, referral, rehabilitation etc. to the rural populace as the Primary Health Centre largely cater to their need;
  2. Saving large sums of money in the long run for the National Exchequer as the Primary Health Centre Medical Officers will be able toprevent or identify any disability problem at an early stage, which would otherwise have required huge investments for rehabilitationof persons with disabilities;
  3. Increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the disability prevalence or impact will be less;
  4. Decrease in the severity/ extent of disability in millions of cases;
  5. Wide and improved service network for the persons with disabilities even in the remotest corners of the country;
  6. Decrease in the magnitude of disabled population;
  7. Awareness creation among the health workers through the Primary Health Centre Medical Officers which will percolate to the lowest level as the lower level health workers function within the community;
  8. Larger social participation to prevent disability and also creation of a collective responsibility framework in the broad spectrumof the society;
  9. Social and economic empowerment of the persons with disabilities;
  10. Leadership building in the Primary Health Centre Medical Officers to help create better sensitization in the grassroots level
    which will ultimately ensure better implementation of the Persons With Disabilities Act, 1995;
Uniqueness of the Programme
This programme is first of its kind in the following aspects :

  1. First programme on disability aiming to cover all the Primary Health
    Centre of the country;
  2. First disability related programme launched and being implemented with the direct involvement of the
    State Health Secretary/Health Department;
  3. First disability programme catering exclusively to the needs of the rural population; and
  4. First disability programme with a curriculum covering almost all the aspects disability coupled with field experience.

MO's Trained (year -wise)
MO's Trained (year -wise)
MO's Trained (year -wise)
MO's Trained (year -wise)

S.No. Name of Institution Name of Contact Person
and Designation
Phone and Fax E-mail
ANDHRA PRADESH
1 Thakur Hari Prasad Institute
of Research
and Rehabilitation for the
Mentally
Handicapped,
Vivekananda Nagar,
Dilsukh Nagar,
Hyderabad-500060
Prof. T. Revathy,
Director General
040-4044735
fax-4045292
Thpihyd@
hotmail.com
2 Rural Project of Thakur Hari
Prasad Institute
of Research and Rehabilitation
for
the Mentally Handicapped,
H.No 4/ 186, Lala Cheruvu,
Rajahmundry-533106
Thakur Vijay Prasad,
Project Director
0883-448347
Fax-443356
-
ASSAM
3 Shishu Sarothi,
Centre for Rehabilitation and
Training for Multiple Disability,
Ramakrishna Mission Road,
Birubari, Guwahati-781016
Mrs. Vrinda
Crishna, Director
0361-470990
(F)-PP 547395
shishu_sarothi
@yahoo.com
BIHAR
4 J.M. Institute of Speech and
Hearing, Indrapuri,
P.O. Keshri Nagar,
Patna-800024
Mr. Manoj Kumar,
President
0612-264805
Fax-269396
-
5 Dept. of Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation
Patna Medical College
Patna-800004
Dr. A.K. Verma,
Head of Dept
0612-670132
Res-670812
Clin-351992
Fax-669519
Ajitverma592
@yahoo.com
CHANDIGARH
6 Government Medical College
Hospital
State Research Centre cum
Rehabilitation
Centre Chandigarh-160047
Prof. Raj Bahadur,
Nodel Officer
0172-608480,
665253
Fax-608488,
609360
-
DELHI
7 Deptt. of Rehabilitation,
Safdarjung Hospital
Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi
Dr. H.C. Goyal,
Consultant and Head
61614887(O)
3916060®
-
GOA
8 Indian Association of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation,
Goa
Dr. Dominic F.E. Menezes,
Secretary
0832-230250(O)
227652®
225465®
-
GUJARAT
9 Blind People's Association (India),
Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Road, Vastrapur
Ahmedabad-380015
Dr. Bhushan Punani,
Executive Director
079-6304070(O),
6305082(O)
Fax-6300106
Bpa@vsnl
.com
10 Prerna Institute,
11, Krishna Kunj Society,
Behind Shimahal Palace,
JatelPur Road,
Vadodara-39007
Dr. Mayur N. Patel,
Director
0265-358134
Fax-359224
-
11 National Association for the Blind,
Bhavnagar, District Branch,
Opp. New Filter, Vidyanagar,
Bhavnagar - 364001
Mr. K.K. pandya,
Co-ordinator
0278-423917, 420836,
429326, 431150 (extn 305)
Fax-431160
-
12 National Association for Blind,
Jamnagar
Dr. Bhushan Punani - -
HARYANA
13 Haryana Saket Council
Saket Hospital,
Chandimandir-134107
Dr. C.S. Ramavat,
Chief Admn. Officer
0172-563724, 589561(O)
589509®
-
14 Red Cross Institute for the
Mentally Handicapped Children,
Gandhi Nagar, Rohtak-124001
H.R. Dhall,
Project Director
01262-43817(O)
45295®
Pankajparag
@yahoo.com
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
15 Director Health Services,
Old Secretariat Srinagar
Dr. Muzaffar Ahmed,
Director
0194-452052(O), 42719®
Fax-457303, 472958
-
KARNATAKA
16 All India Institute for
Speech and Hearing,
Manasaganothri,
Mysore - 570006
Dr. M.Jairam,
Director
0821-515448(O)
Fax-510515
Root@
alish.ernet.in
17 National Institute of
Mental Health and Neuro
Sciences (NIMHANS),
P.B.2900, Bangalore-560029
Dr. T. Murli,
RCI Co-ordinator
6568121, 6995000,
6995100, 6885200,
6995300, 6995400
Fax-091-080-6564830,
6562121
-
18 Karnataka Institute of Medical
Sciences,
Hubli-580022
Dr. V.N. Bindar 373348 -
KERALA
19 Central Institute of Mental
Retardation,
Murinjapalam-695011,
Medical College
P.O. Thiruvananthapuram
Rev. Fr. Thomas
Felix,
Director
0471-445796(O),
441376(O)
fax-442918
-
20 Kerala Federation of the Blind,
Kunnukuzhi-695037,
Thiruvananthapuram
Mr. Georgekutty Kareparampil,
Gen.Secretary
304993(O),
0471-304831|
(O) fax-446859
-
MADHYA PRADESH
21 Deptt of PSM,
Gandhi Medical College,
Bhopal
Dr. S.C. Tiwari
(Training Co-ordinator),
Prof. and Head
Fax-0755-541376,
540589(O), 540222
(opd), 465686®
mob.-09826024593
Drsctiwari
@hotmail.com
22. Deptt. of Preventive and Social
Medicine, G.R. Medical College
Gwalior
Dr. P.C. Mahajan,
Prof. and Head
323375(O), 322059®
Fax-338804, 323451
-
24. N.S.C.B. Medical College,
Nagpur Road,
Jabalpur-482003
Dr. D.K. Pal,
Prof. and Head
422117, 422118
Fax-0761-424973
-
MAHARASHTRA
25 Ali Yavar Jung National Institute
for the Hearing Handicapped,
Bandra (W), Mumbai-400050
Dr. Nagaraja,
Director
022-6400215(O)
Telefax-6422638
Director@
giasbmo1.
vsnl.net.in
26 Ayodhya Charitable Trust,
Vikas Nagar, Wanowadi Village
Pune-411040
Prof. Dr. S.S.
Bhutada ,Chairman and Managing Trustee
Telfax-020-6812809,
6874460
Ramazini@
man.inc.in
27 Health and Family Welfare Training
Centre, Nashik
- - -
28 Health and Family Welfare
Training Centre,
Aurangabad
- - -
29 Public Health Institute,
Nagpur
- - -
MANIPUR
30 Dept. of Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation,
R.I.M.S Imphal
Dr. K. Wangjum,
Consultant
0385-310493(O),
223183®
fax-310625
-
MIZORAM
31 Director of Hospital and Medical
Education,
Directorate of Health Services,
Govt. of Mizoram
AIZAWL
Dr. Jhon. M. Ralte,
Nodal Officer, (DHS)
0389-328062 -
MEGHALAYA
32 DRC, Dept. of Orthopaedic and
Rehabilitation Civil Hospital,
Shillong - 793001
Dr. E.K. Singh,
Nodal Officer
0364 - 504572 -
NAGALAND
33 Directorate of Medical Services,
Govt. of Nagaland,
Kohima
Dr. Sashimeren Aier
Joint Director
91-370-228007®,
222626(O)
Fax-0370-242103
-
ORISSA
34 National Institute of Rehabilitation
Training and Research Olatpur,
P.O. Bairoi
Distt. Cuttuck - 754010
Dr. Dharmendra Kumar,
Dy. Director (tech)
Telefax-06724-55552 -
35 Santa Memorial Rehabilitaion Centre,
108-D, Master Canteen Building
Station Square,
UNIT-III Bhubaneshwer
Shri Ashok Hans 0674-506234
Fax-580020
-
36 Chetana Institute for the Mentally
Handicapped,
A/3, Nayapalli, Opp. Oberoi
Hotel,
P.O. RRL Campus,
Bhubaneshwar-751013
Dr. N.C. Pati,
Gen. secretary
0674-3016754(O)
Fax-300649
jewelsinternational
@yahoo.com
PUNJAB
37 Vocational Rehabilitation Training
Centre for Blind,
Habowal Road,
Opp Kitchlu Nagar,
Ludhiana -141001
Dr. E.M.Johnson,
Director and Consultant
471425(O)
Fax-0161-471642
Vrtc@satyam.
net.in
RAJASTHAN
38 Rehabilitation Research and
Limb Fitting Centre,
SM.S Medical College Jaipur
Dr. M.K. Mathur,
Director
0141-561905(O),
561903, 366111®
-
39 R.N.T. Medical College,
Chitak Circle Udaipur
Dr. Ashok Gupta,
Prof. and Head
0294-523613, 523888 -
40 S.N. Medical College,
Shastri Nagar, Jodhpur
Dr. P.K. Gupta,
Prof. and Head
434374 -
41 J.L.N. Medical College Ajmer Dr. Anand Singhal,
Prof. and Head
625500 -
42 Govt. Medical College,
Kota
Dr. G.L. Verma,
Prof. and Head
470674, 450242
(Hospital) ext.212
38898®
-
TRIPURA
43 96, Akhaura Road,
P.O. Aagratala,
Tripura(w) 799001
Dr. M.K. Chakraborty,
Head of Dept.
0381-226288(O), 325887® -
TAMIL NADU
44 Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya
College of Education,
Coimbatore -641020
Dr. Muthaiah,
Principal
0422-892441(O)
8263085®
Srkvcoe@
md3.vsnl.net.in
45 Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu,
Opp T.T.T.I., Taramani Road,
Chennai-600113
Mrs.Annie Shyam,
Director
044-2541651, 2541047,
2541133, 8263085®
Spastn@
md2.vsnl.net.in
UTTAR PRADESH
46 Upgraded Department of
Social and Preventive Medicine,
King George's Medical College,
Lucknow-226003
Dr. V.K. Srivastava,
Professor and Head
0522-257343(O), 222204®
fax-266025
Snrclko@
satyam.net.in
47 Deptt. of Preventive and
Social Medicine,
L.L.R.M. Medical College Meerut
Dr. J.V. Singh,
Prof. and Head
912-761433 -
48 Deptt. of Preventive and
Social Medicine,
S.N. Medical College, Agra
Dr. Devaki Nandan,
Prof. and Head
Mobile-09837094064
+91-562-215111/ 215222
Fax-91-562-313827/ 351288
Dnandan@
vsnl.com
49 Deptt. of Orthopedics,
I.M.S. B.H.U.,
Varanasi-221005
Dr. S.C. Mohapatra,
Prof. and Head
307599(O), 319926® -
UTTARANCHAL
50 Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust,
Jolly Grant, Dehradun-248140
Prof. Ramesh Chandra,
Co-ordinator
0135-412081-83
Fax-412008
-
51 RAPHAEL - Ryder Cheshire
International Centre,
P.O. Box No. 157,
Dehradun- 248001
Maj. Gen. Ranbir Bakshi 0135-674901/ 673949
Fax- 673949
-
WEST BENGAL
52 National Institute for the
Orthopaedically Handicapped,
B.T. Road, Bon-Hooghly,
Calcutta-700090
Dr. P.K.Mullick,
Director
Dr. Aabhishek Biswas
(Co-ordinator)
033-5567279(O),
5562564(O)
557837(fax),
5374628®
Nioh@cal
.vsnl.net.in
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