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Kendriya Sainik Board:
REHABILITATION OF DISABLED SOLDIERS
Queen Mary’s Technical Institute, Pune
29. The Queen Mary's Technical Institute (QMTI), Range Hills, Pune, a private Charitable Institution conducts ITI recognised vocational trades training courses for disabled Servicemen, ex-Servicemen and their dependents.
Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centres (PRC) at Kirkee and Mohali
30. In addition to QMTI, Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centres at Kirkee and Mohali with a capacity of 80 and 30 beds respectively are being run for rehabilitation of Paraplegic and Tetraplegic ex-Servicemen.
St Dunstan's After Care Organisation
31. St Dunstan's Organisation was formed to provide psychological support to over-come the devastating shock of blindness as well as to impart vocational training to the blinded ex-Servicemen, to enable them to find a place back in the society and to set them up in their homes and also after care services. The administration is looked after by the After care Organisation headed by an After Care Officer under the overall control of the Sub Committee at Dehradun. Sub Area Commander, Dehradun is its Chairman.
*Note- Details of the above schemes are held in the Kendriya Sainik Board.
Duty Free Import of Therapeutic Gadgets for Paraplegic ex-Servicemen Patients
32. Under Custom Notification No.208/81-Cus dated 22 Sep 81, items required by the disabled and other categories of physically handicapped are permitted to be imported duty-free by any person. A perusal of the notification shows that it specifically covers the following items:-

"Instruments and implants including self curing acrylic Bone Cement for replacement and bonding of hips, knee and other joints for severely crippled and handicapped”.
Hostels for War Widows/Widows of Defence Personnel
33. The following items required by spinal patients and other categories of physically handicapped people are covered: -
 
  1. Wheel & other chairs:-
    1. Folding wheel chairs with detachable arms and foot rests.
    2. Special light wheel chairs for easy handling.
    3. Motorised wheel chairs.
    4. Special purpose chairs for stairs climbing for tetraplegic and paraplegic workers.
  2. Aids for disabled namely, folding walking frames.
  3. Aids to extend reach to pick up small items (with small magnet pick up).
  4. Specialised fixtures for orthopaedic and spastic tetraplegic for manoeuvring and providing dexterity to fingers and wrist.
  5. Turning beds for prevention of pressure sores.
  6. Emulsion cushions for tetraplegic and working paraplegics to avoid pressure sores.
34. Further, under the same notification any other drug, medicine or equipment which is certified by the DGHS/DDGHS/ADGHS to be a life-saving drug, medicine, equipment, etc., can also be imported duty-free by any person.
35. Similarly, under notification No.63/88-Cus and 64/88-Cus dated 01 Jan 88, Government hospitals and certain categories of charitable hospitals are permitted to import their requirements duty-free.