SPDPO slams carelessness of authority concerned towards PWDs

The SPDPO president said that during the Covid pandemic in Manipur, PWDs are unable to find the minister concerned and commissioner for assistance.

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The State Platform of Disabled People’s Organisation’s Manipur (SPDPO) has lashed out at authority concerned doe carelessness in helping persons with disabilities (PWDs) during the pandemic.

SPDPO president Md Yunus Khan questioned, “Where is the minister in-charge of department of Social Welfare and commissioner for persons with disabilities during the needy hours of the pandemic?”

Yunus said that in other states, various PWDs are given various priorities after considering their value in the society. With the coming of COVID-19 second wave, priorities for PWDs have been increased in other states. Central ministry had already directed for exclusive COVID-19 vaccination for PWDs and vaccination is done by reserving slots, he added.

In other states, necessary assistance and initiative are taken by respective authorities concerned, including the commissioner of PWDs. However, in Manipur, PWDs are unable to find the minister concerned and commissioner, he said. He urged the authority concerned to take necessary steps for PWDs as they are suffering more than others during the second wave of pandemic.


First Published:June 4, 2021, 1:01 p.m.

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