Persons with disability face severe challenges in lockdown, says report -Bindu Shajan Perappadan
Limited access to doorstep delivery of essentials, govt helplines and financial govt aid are key problems
Limited access to doorstep delivery of essentials, government helplines and financial assistance from the government were among the key problems faced by persons with disability, according to a report on ‘status of persons with disabilities in India during the COVID-19 crisis’, released by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) on Thursday.
The report included a survey of 1,067 respondents and responses from 19 disability sector leaders across the States and recommended enforcing the government guidelines and securing financial support to all persons with disabilities.
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The Hindu, 21 May, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/persons-with-disability-face-severe-challenges-in-lockdown-report/article31643450.ece?homepage=true