Kalyanam Karoti (Kalyanam) works for the eradication of blindness, empowerment and rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, provides facilities for marginalised target groups and provides qualitative health facilities to poor people for free.
Their objectives include the following:
Operating hospitals with a view to provide treatment for the poorest of the poor in society
To research and develop aids and appliances best suited to the nature of disability, deformities and the environment
To evolve measures and make all possible efforts for protection of people suffering from blindness and physical disability
Their activities in 2013-14 benefited a total of 1,734 people. Their programmes were as follows:
They organised a camp at Dr. K.L. Garg Memorial Artificial Limb and Supportive Apparatus Distribution Centre. 36 aids and appliances, including tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, callipers and artificial limbs were distributed to beneficiaries. Another year long initiative between April 2013 and March 2014 saw 865 beneficiaries receive 958 aids and appliances.
A health camp held at Bagala Inter College Hathras impacted 100 beneficiaries, who received 40 tricycles, 23 crutches, 32 callipers and other support appliances in addition to other devices. A total of 115 aids and appliances were distributed.
Kalyanam in association with the Ministry of Social Justice distributed 210 aids and appliances to 184 beneficiaries. A subsequent workshop saw 199 aids and appliances be distributed to 173 beneficiaries.
Income Rs3 cr
Expense Rs3 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
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