Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Disability helpline launched

Disability helpline launched

Express News Service First Published : 18 Nov 2008 03:53:00 AM IST CHENNAI:

With the launch of a 24 hour Disability Helpline at the State Resource cum Training Centre, K.K Nagar here on Monday, all kinds of disability related information is now just a call away with the launch.

You can dial 24744737or 24745233 seeking any information on disability and related issues. This call centre facility is available on all working days during working hours. There is a call agent who will give detailed answers on specific queries.

One can get information either in Tamil or English.

This line has been established by the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped (AYJ NIHH), Mumabai in the premises of the State Resource Cum Training Centre, K.K.Nagar.

Geetha Jeevan, Minister for Social Welfare told a press conference that the Disability Helpline would be similar to the Child Helpline.

Meenakshi Rajagopal, Principal Secretary, State Commissioner for the Disabled said that the Disability Line would provide information about different types of disabilities, diagnosis and intervention strategies, diagnostic and therapy centres, educational opportunities, special employment and government schemes. It would also provide information on the vocational training, job opportunities, special employment exchanges, prevention and management of disabilities and other issues.

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