Include spinal cord injury in Disabilities Bill, says this open letter to PM Modi
An open letter has been written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Dr Ketna L Mehta, from Nina Foundation.
In her letter, Dr Mehta has requested the Prime Minister to include people with spinal cord injuries in the new Disabilities Bill.
The letter explains that there are more than 1.5 million people with spine injuries in India and 20,000 spinal injuries take place every year.
In most cases, spinal cord injury results in permanent disability and there is no cure to reverse this disability.
The life of a spinal cord injury patient is never the same as it affects their nerves, movement, sensation, bladder, bowel, bones, respiration, skin and fertility.
The letter mentions the facts, that highlight the need for spinal injuries to be acknowledged as an independent disability.