Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowermentwill organize a ‘Cochlear Implant Awareness Programme’on 6th May, 2018 (Sunday)at Huda Convention Centre, Sector-12, Faridabad (Haryana). Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar, Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment shall be the Chief Guest in the programme. Smt. ShakuntalaDoleyGamlin, Secretary (DEPwD) & other Officers of the Department shall also participate in the programme.The function is of great importance for creating awareness among the public about the Cochlear Implant Programme under ADIP Scheme of the Department.
Under ADIP Scheme of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), there is provision for Cochlear Implant surgeries of Hearing Impaired children’s up to the age of 5 years at the cost of Rs.6.00 Lakhs per unit.After Successful Cochlear Implant Surgeries, the child is able to hear and speak like normal Children.Government has empanelled 172 Hospitals (both Government & Private) throughout the country for the surgeries.
Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Speech and Hearing Disabilities (AYNISHD), Mumbai is the Nodal Agency for Cochlear Implant Surgeries.During the last 4 years (2014-15 to 2017-18) 1149 Cochlear Implant Surgeries have been conducted successfully.