Kerala government to open rehabilitation centres for disabled people

The government of Kerala is all set to launch new programmes and schemes to help disabled people in the state. As part of this initiative, they introduced the barrier-free tourism project that has already gotten good feedback.

Next on the agenda, according to K K Shylaja, Health and Social Welfare Minister, are rehabilitation centres and multi-skill development centres for disabled people. This will help hundreds of disabled people become financially independent and take care of their livelihood.

The minister also said that a survey will be conducted in order to ensure that people with disabilities are getting their privileges and rights under government schemes.

On Sunday, Shylaja inaugurated the second phase of Kaiyethum Doorathu, a project that was launched by Kozhikode district to make all the places disabled-friendly. At the event, identity cards and a certificates from the Disability Medical Board were distributed to disabled people in Kozhikode.

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