[AI] draft guidelines for medical certificate

Amiyo Biswas amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 02:14:38 EDT 2007


Hello,

Everybody should take this opportunity to raise our voice. We must emphasise
on a single and bilingual identity card which should be accepted all over
India. The procedure should be so simplified that a handicapped person may
obtain it at the nearest government hospital within a single day.

In west Bengal we have to visit the Social Welfare office and the hospital
at least 7 or 8 times to obtain a identity card.


Best regards,

Amiyo.

Cell: +91-9433464329

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashwani Jassal" <ashwanijassal at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 9:53 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] draft guidelines for medical certificate


> good suggestion and should be considered.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Venkat Devabattini" <venkat.devabattini at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 5:19 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] draft guidelines for medical certificate
>
>
> >I also feel it worth considering.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mohammed Asif Iqbal" <asifmaiqbal at hotmail.com>
> > To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:31 AM
> > Subject: Re: [AI] draft guidelines for medical certificate
> >
> >
> >> Dear Rajesh,
> >> I am currently working on preparing detail project report for
> >> E-governance
> >> initiative for department of social welfare, government of West Bengal
> >> along
> >> with three member team.  We were hired by department of IT , government
> >> of
> >> west Bengal to e-enable the service.  One of the service which we are
> >> E-enabling is that issue of PWD identity card.
> >> the point which I am trying to make out is that if you ask them to
> >> include
> >> E-enabling of generating this certificate which should be recognized
> >> through
> >> out India.  It would be great if this certificate could be issued as
> >> multi-purpose card such as to obtain concenssional railway ticket, air
> >> ticket, etc.   This would result in less harassment and much more
citizen
> >> centric.
> >> Thanks and regards
> >> Asif
> >>
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Rajesh Asudani" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
> >> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> >> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 11:06 AM
> >> Subject: [AI] draft guidelines for medical certificate
> >>
> >>
> >> friends
> >>
> >> As you may be aware, Ministry of social justice and empowerment has
> >> invited
> >> comments on new draft procedure  for issuing medical certificates of
> >> disability. I find the procedure unnecessarily complicated,
> >> compartmentalised and cumbursome. It would generate worst confusion and
> >> difficulties in the guise of enabling every one to obtain certificates
> >> easily by simplifying and streamlining the procedure, as claimed by
MSJ.
> >>
> >> I wonder who were the stake holders who have suggested such needless
> >> modifications, as MSJ claims to have consulted stake holders.
> >>
> >> However, as it has invited comments from laypersons like you and me
> >> before
> >> august 31, I am in the process of drafting them and would appreciate
any
> >> suggestions. I would put the comments in the list before forwarding
them.
> >>
> >> one thing, I would like to plead here. We have, on our list, a host of
> >> persons related to various NGOs working in the field of blind. whenever
> >> there are such moves of comments by stake holders  like recent meets on
> >> amendments in PWD act or consultations on the part of
> >> government/ministries
> >> which sure must include their NGOs, process of identification of jobs
> >> etc.,
> >> can they not, put a word on the list so that they may benefit from
large
> >> gathering of intellectually sophisticated audience?
> >>
> >> Here is the draft procedure pasted for the reference and comments of
all:
> >>
> >> disability certificate.pdf
> >> Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
> >> Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
> >> To simplify and streamline the procedure of issue of Disability
> >> Certificates to the Persons with Disabilities, the Government had set
up
> >> a
> >> Committee, under the Chairmanship of Additional Secretary of the
> >> Ministry. The committee after holding a number of meetings and in
> >> consultation with the stakeholders has drafted a revised procedure,
> >> which is being put on the Ministry's website
> >> http://socialjustice.nic.in/disabled/welcome.htm
> >> for seeking comments
> >> of all concerned.
> >> The comments may please be sent latest by 31
> >> st
> >> August, 2007 to Sh.
> >> Ashish Kumar, Secretary of the Committee and Deputy Director General,
> >> Room No. 610, 'A' Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001 (Phone &
> >> Fax No. 23383853, E-mail:
> >> kmashish at nic.in).
> >> Shape
> >> Proposed Procedure for Issue of Disability Certificate
> >> Disability certificates may be classified in two types:
> >> Type I- for obtaining benefits like- employment, admission to higher
> >> educational and
> >> professional institutions, and for judicial determination of
compensation
> >> claims.
> >> Type-II- for benefits like- disability pension, unemployment allowance,
> >> poverty
> >> alleviation schemes, income tax exemptions, excise and custom duty
> >> exemptions,
> >> ADIP Scheme, special school admission, travel concessions in Railways,
> >> Buses,
> >> airways, waterways etc.
> >> Certification mechanism for Type-I Certificates:
> >> Present system of Medical Boards will continue. Medical Boards can hire
> >> the
> >> services
> >> of private practitioners, resource centres etc by payment of required
> >> fee,
> >> to be
> >> determined by the District Medical Board.
> >> Certification mechanism for Type-II Certificates:
> >> Doctors at Primary Health Centres may be authorized to issue disability
> >> certificate for
> >> disabilities, which are easily discernible to naked eye. This will
> >> include
> >> locomotor
> >> disability- amputation or paralysis of limbs and visual disability-
> >> blindness. Ready
> >> reckoner will be developed for use by PHC doctors.
> >> For the cases involving non-visible locomotor disabilities, Cerebral
> >> Palsy,
> >> Leprosy-
> >> Cured, Hearing impairment, Low Vision, Mental retardation, Autism and
> >> Mental
> >> Illness, the certificate may be issued by a specialist doctor of that
> >> specialty with the
> >> assistance of paramedical or rehabilitation personnel/ resource center
as
> >> given below:
> >>
> >> table with 4 columns and 7 rows
> >> S. No.
> >> Type of Disability
> >> Expert Doctor*
> >> Assisting paramedic/ rehabilitation professional*
> >> 1.
> >> Locomotor Disability (cases with non-visible disability)/ Cerebral
Palsy,
> >> Leprosy-Cured
> >> Orthopedic Surgeon
> >> Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist
> >> 2.
> >> Visual Disability (Low Vision)
> >> Ophthalmologist
> >> Optometrist with required facility
> >> 3.
> >> Hearing Disability
> >> ENT Specialist
> >> Audiologist/ speech pathologist having access to audiometric lab
> >> facility/
> >> resource center
> >> 4.
> >> Mental Retardation/ Autism
> >> Psychiatrist/
> >> Clinical
> >> Psychologist/
> >> Psychologist with
> >> training and
> >> experience of 5
> >> years/Special
> >> Educator with
> >> training and
> >> experience of 5
> >> years
> >> Psychologist/ Special educator
> >> 5.
> >> Mental Illness
> >> Psychiatrist/ Clinical Psychologist
> >> Psychologist
> >> 6.
> >> Multiple Disability
> >> Board under the chairmanship of CMO with required expert doctors
> >> Concerned paramedical personnel
> >> table end
> >>
> >> * Should be preferably from Government, if readily available.
Otherwise,
> >> a
> >> private
> >> doctor/ paramedic/ rehabilitation professional as empanelled by the
> >> District
> >> Medical
> >> Board may be utilized for the purpose.
> >> Appellate for the certificate issued
> >> The appeal against any certificate issued may be preferred to an
> >> Appellate
> >> Medical
> >> Board, to be constituted in each Government Medical College with
required
> >> experts.
> >> Choice of experts for the Board will be made by the Head of the
> >> Institutions.
> >> The appeal can be made only by the person who feels that the
certificate
> >> issued to him
> >> has not taken into account relevant factors. In case of children with
> >> disabilities,
> >> appeal can be filed by the natural/ legal guardian.
> >> There will be fee for making appeal before the Appellate Board. The
> >> amount
> >> of fee will
> >> be prescribed by the State Government.
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