Pune: Eye care hospital to distribute assistive devices for blind people

H V Desai eye care hospital in Pune will be celebrating Helen Keller birth anniversary by distributing special equipment for the blind

Pune: Eye care hospital to distribute assistive devices for blind people

In order to mark the birth anniversary of Helen Keller, on Wednesday, June 27, 350 visually impaired students will be given assistive devices (angel players and smartphones) by the Technical Training Institute affiliated to H V Desai eye care hospital.

The Assistive Device scheme is the initiative of Government of India, under the ADIP scheme(Assistive devices for Impaired Persons) which is a central government scheme organised by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (Govt. of India) in coordination with NIVH (National Institute for Visually Handicapped). The hospital has been chosen as a nodal agency to implement the scheme.

Assistive devices like ‘smart cane’, CD players and recording devices, will be distributed without cost to these students.

Dr Rajesh Kapse CEO HV Desai Eye Hospital, said, “We take care health of eyes, but for those whose eye cannot be brought back, assistive devices play a major role. It is in this public interest that this initiative will be of utmost help.”