Indian Journal of Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 336-

What is the current trend in public private partnership toward the welfare of the disabled in the state of Goa?


Sagar Borker 
 Department of Community Medicine, Kurunjibag, K.V.G. Medical College, Sullia Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India

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Sagar Borker
Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kurunjibag K.V.G. Medical College, Sullia Dakshina Kannada Karnataka
India




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Borker S. What is the current trend in public private partnership toward the welfare of the disabled in the state of Goa?.Indian J Public Health 2011;55:336-336


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Sir,

The disabled population of Goa constitute 1.17% (15749) of the total population of 1347668. [1] Out of this total population, there are 4393 visually, 1000 hearing, 4910 mobility, 3578 mentally and 1868 speech impaired people. In recognition that persons with disability are an important resource, the State government has taken few newer initiatives.

The results of the present record based analysis [Table 1] from 2001 to 2006, to assess if the grants and schemes launched by the government of Goa [2] reach the disabled people, shows that the current social welfare schemes do not reach the disabled effectively in the state, even if they exist.

Furthermore, there are schemes to assist the NGO's working for the disabled. A number of NGOs (Asha deep, Disha charitable trust, Holy cross, People's school, Daddy's home, Gujrati samaj, Sanjay school, Peace heaven, Lokwishwas, Saint francis Xavier, Sangath, Atmaviswas, Caritas, Disability Rights Association of Goa) are working for the welfare of the disabled in the state of Goa including special schools for mentally challenged. The schools had only 820 disabled people during the year 2005-2006. {Table 1}

There is a need to make these schemes known to the disabled all over the state so that they would avail them.[3]

References

1Census of India, Director of Census operation, Goa state. An overview of past and present efforts in population Census to count the disabled population, 2001. Available from: censusindia.gov.in/AboutUs/Network_of_offices/...Offices/goa.html. [Last accessed on 2011 Mar 3].
2Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of Goa. The state policy and plan of action for persons with disability; 2005. p. 1-6. Available from: http://www.disabilitygoa.com/SPODx.doc. [Last accessed on 2011 Mar 3].
3The Gazette of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Extraordinary-part 1, section 1, REGD.NO-33004/99. "Guidelines for Evaluation of various disabilities and procedure for certification"; 2001. p. 83-137.