Psychological Department of the Calicut University and Kerala govt. has started a Community Based Disability Management Project initiative CDMRP. The major goal here is to educate disable students from the rural area.
More than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability, of whom, nearly 200 million experience considerable difficulties in functioning. People with disabilities from the rural area have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty.
“The major objective of this project is to provide a comprehensive, evident based disability management services through community approach which facilitate recover, empowerment, person with disability and their families,” a CDMRP official told NDTV.
“CDMRP also act as authentic platform to training of human resources to fulfill current and potential requirement of state in the areas of disability and rehabilitation,” he added.
Initially CDMRP was implemented in Malappuram and Kozhikode districts of Kerala.
“By considering the effective implementation, Kerala Government had extended this project to six centers of Kannur District later,” the official said.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, has inaugurated the Community Disability Management Clinic of Kannur units on December 24, 2017.
Now, as part of CDMRP, a total of 10 Community Based Disability Management Clinics have been established in three rural villages of Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannur districts.
An “Advanced Disability Management Center” has been established in the university campus with state of the art facilities for early identification and disability management services.
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