International day for Persons with Disability 2021 - Awareness program

The Department of Speech & Hearing, Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) in collaboration with Dr TMA Pai Hospital Udupi observed International day for Persons with Disability (IDPD) on 3rd December, 2021, at TMA Pai Hospital, Udupi

December 03, 2021

The theme for IDPD 2021 was “Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post-COVID-19 world”. Based on the theme put forward by United Nations, The Department took an initiative by organizing a public awareness through poster presentations on various communication disorders and its impact on Quality of life. The need for inclusive and accessible environment for the disabled post Covid 19 was emphasized. Pamphlets on facilities available from the Government to the disabled population were distributed to the public.

The disabled population who undergo routine rehabilitation for communication disorders at the hospital were provided additional professional guidance from the expertise Dr Jayashree S Bhat, Consultant, Jyothi Ambedkar Circle Hospital, Mangalore. The event was marked by the presence of Dr. Arun Maiya, Dean MCHP, Dr Shashikiran Umakanth, Medical Superintendent, Dr TMA Pai Hospital Udupi, Dr Krishna Y, Associate Dean MCHP, Dr. Usha Devadas, HOD Speech & Hearing, Dr Deepa N Devadiga, Dr Archana G, Program Coordinators.