Ability Rehabilitation Centre (ARC), Visakhapatnam with support from Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative, have provided 100 beneficiaries with critical daily supplies (Disposable kits like adult diapers, male external catheters, Uro bags and leg bags, etc). Nelton catheters along with essential medical and day-to-day supplies were also provided to BPL/ poor families located in East & West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts. Different geographical areas were covered for those who were undergoing particular challenges due to COVID19 like Wheelchair users, bedridden, head and spinal cord injured persons and long-term sensory and physical impairments.
“In few extreme cases, we are also adding some vital products like air beds or water beds for those who need to prevent or suffer from chronic bedsores, rubber sheets etc to our regular list of medicines and other supplies. Our team members and volunteers will hand over the essentials to the remaining beneficiaries by courier or post at their houses on or before 30th June 2020,” stated Dilip Patro, founder of the Ability People.
Dronamraju Srinivas, Chairman, VMRDA, Visakhapatnam was the chief guest on the occasion and items were provided to wheelchair user, bedridden, head & spinal cord injured persons and long-term sensory and physical impairments & their families.
“Through these challenging times, we remain committed to the disabled people we work to support. They are some of the most vulnerable during any crisis and will find it hardest to bounce back once the pandemic recedes,” added Dilip, Director, Ability Rehabilitation Centre (ARC).