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Free health screening camp for intellectually disabled children on April 7

To be held at St. Anthony’s Hall the screening camp will also allow the authorities at the state resource centre to get details of such children so that Unique Identity Cards can be issued to them.

SHILLONG:

A free health screening camp for intellectually disabled children will be held in St. Anthony’s Hall on April 7, from 9 am onwards.

To be organised by the Special Olympics Bharat Meghalaya chapter, children from Dwar Jingkyrmen, Jyoti Sroat School and Bethany Society, among others, will attend the camp, informed the area director of the charitable trust, Christine Nonghuloo.

Informing that the programme will coincide with India’s 75 years, Nonghuloo said, “The national office calls it the Amrit Mahotsav Programme and wants to register 75,000 children who are intellectually disabled from across the country,”

Nonghuloo informed that the screening camp will also allow the authorities at the state resource centre to get details of such children so that Unique Identity Cards can be issued to them.

Meanwhile, Assistant clinical director, Freddy Kharmawlong, said that the screening camp will have dentists, ENTs, eyes specialists and specialists from general medicines.

“We will screen the children but it will not end there, a follow-up programme too will also be organised. This will be a run up for the World Health Day programme on April 7,” he said.

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