Mangaluru: KMC to Hold Cochlear Implant Surgery Camp on Dec 22

Mangaluru: KMC Hospital, Attavar, has Empanelled under ADIP Scheme to Perform Cochlear Implant Surgery; announcing free consultation camp to identify the needy children on 22nd Dec, 2015.
Mangaluru: The ADIP Scheme (Assistance to Disabled Persons Scheme) is a major initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to promote physical and social rehabilitation to disabled persons by procuring modern aids & appliances for them. As part of this scheme, the government aims to provide rehabilitation through Cochlear implantation to severely deaf children, who belong to the financially deprived sections of the society.

KMC Hospital Attavar, Mangalore is the only Hospital in coastal Karnataka to get empanelled with Government to implement the ADIP Scheme for Cochlear Implantation. Dr Jayashree Bhat, Chief Audiologist of the hospital says this scheme is a boon to severely deaf children who are financially underprivileged. Without such Govt. schemes, severely deaf children have to wait until their parents are able to get enough sponsors for the implant. Earlier the child is implanted, better is the benefit from the implant added Dr Suja Sreedharan, Implant Surgeon of KMC Hospital. She hoped that with this scheme, the age at implantation can be brought down below 2 yrs. which is the ideal age for developing good speech and language after cochlear implantation.

For the purpose of identifying such patients KMC Hospital Attavar is organizing a free consultation camp on Dec 22nd in the hospital premises between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Early registration for the camp can be done by interested parents through 9108529022 to register their Kids name.

Children who are eligible for the ADIP scheme will be treated after the completion of the paper work and getting approval there upon. However the preoperative work up including blood tests, scans and vaccination has to be borne by the patient.

Medical Superintendent KMC Hospital Attavar has requested the public to avail the benefits of this camp.

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