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Artificial Limbs Fitment Centre
17 Jan 2017
The disabled persons face a lot of problems from cradle to grave. One crucial challenge placed before them is the restriction of their mobility. As a result, the opportunities for leading functionally productive lives are very much restricted. Moreover, many of them come from low-income or very poor and marginalized families. But the application of modern technology, have helped to emerge a number of aids and appliances that can reduce the effects of disabilities and enhance the economic benefits of these appliances because of their inability to find funds to purchase them.
Under this circumstance, the Government of India has been providing aids and appliances to the disabled persons at minimum costs. This scheme is known as ADIP scheme. It aims at helping the disabled persons by bringing suitable, durable, scientifically – manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances within their reach.. The Artificial Limbs Fitment Centre at Sangliandapuram was started in 1989 mainly for the implementation of this scheme. It has been manufacturing calipers shoes and prosthesis for the people with physical disabilities. The Physically challenged people are identified through camps, in collaboration with the District Differently Abled Welfare Officers (DDAWOs) of 4 districts in Tamilnadu and the different units of TMSSS. Since 1994the centre has been getting the financial support from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India, New Delhi.