Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities

Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar

Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation

India is a vast country with variable, social, cultural geographical and economic background.Despite breakthrough in health services, a number of disabilities continue to appear due to polio communicable and congenital diseases, increased industrialization and mechanization, vehicular traffic leading to locomotor disabilities; vitamin-A deficiency, cataract and infections injuries, nutritional deficiency leading to visual loss, ear infection, external injuries, noise pollution contributing to hearing loss.

Government of India are providing a large number of facilities and concessions to disabled person. In order to provide these facilities and concessions it is imperative that standard definition of these disabilities is decided upon. Consequent to recommendation of the National Council for Handicapped Welfare the Committees under the Chairmanship of Director General of Health Services met for the adoption of standard set of definition, which should be uniformly applicable throughout the country.

State Name: 
Odisha
SCPD Detail: 
Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar