State to launch drive to ensure pensions to eligible disabled & keep check on child gender gap


    Kicking off two drives in the State, the Government decided to ensure security pension to eligible disabled after identification of its genuine beneficiaries beside alarming child gender gap to be addressed ensuring timely registration of pregnancies. This information was stated by Chief Secretary Mr. Vidya Chand Pharka who convened a meeting today to chalk out strategies for implementation of these campaigns here attended by the Deputy Commissioners and senior officers concerned departments.


    “New campaigns would focus at identification of eligible disabled person for social security pension and early registration of pregnancies to keep check on child sex ratio.” Chief Secretary said  adding that it was examining maximum number of disabled before World Disability Day on 3 December, 2016 so that all eligible could get social security pension from 1 January, 2017. Medical camps would be held at block level throughout the State in the supervision of concerned Deputy Commissioners for screening of persons with disability.


    The Chief Medical Officers of the districts have already chalked out the plans for organising these camps in the presence of specialised doctors. The Anganwari and Asha workers would motivate the persons with pre-disability symptoms to attend these camps for their medical examination. Mr. Pharka said that for early registration of pregnancies it would be ensured that all pregnancies were registered within a period of 70 days with the Anganwari Kendras.


    He said tracking of the results would be done on periodic basis which would help in getting information about sex ratio at birth besides maintaining the data of total pregnancies and missing pregnancies in 70 days in a particular district.  He expressed hope that this drive would be a big success in improving the sex ration in the State. The State claimed that it has  successful implemented drive to provide clean the water to people, weeding out cannabis and making state open defecation free.

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