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55th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Physiotherapy (IAP)

Ms Ritu Ghosh, Deputy Director-Training, Mr Sama Raju, Manager-Therapy Services & Partner Support and Mr Sudhakar G, Physiotherapist from MI participated in the 55th Annual Conference of IAP, organised at Ranchi.

The paper presentations from MI included ‘Assistive Technology for All including older people – WHO initiative of opening GATE’, ‘WHO – WHEELCHAIR SERVICE TRAINING PACKAGES (WSTP) in low and middle income Asian pacific countries’ and ‘Development Of A Low Cost Innovative Twin Device For Sitting and Standing, From Ideation To Impact For Children With Developmental Disorders’. Mr Sama Raju was presented with the most prestigious award ‘Significant Contribution Award-2017’ at the conference in recognition of his dedicated service.

Provision of Assistive Devices

The program of providing assistive devices by Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister, Karnataka was conducted on 14th Jan, 2017. The event was organized by Department of Health and Family Welfare and Department for Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens at Banquet Hall, Vidhana Soudha. The program focused on enabling access to appropriate assistive devices for people and children with disabilities.

52 staff and students of MI participated in the program. A Twin Device and a Prostheses was provided to MI service users, according to their individual need.

The other dignitaries present on the day were Smt Umashree, Minister of Women and Child Development, Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Shri K. R. Ramesh Kumar, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Department, Shri H.K.Patil, Minister of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Development, Shri R.Roshan Baig Minister of Urban Development, Haj and Information, Shri Ramalinga Reddy, Minister of Transport Department, Dr. Sharanaprakash Rudrappa Patil, Minister Medical Education from Health and Family Welfare Department, Smt. G. Padmavathi, Mayor, BBMP and Shri Govindraj, Director of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens. 

Best Innovation Award

The 5th International Conference and Workshops of Physical Therapy was organised by Physiotherapy Unit, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care at All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi from 8th-12th December, 2016.

Physiotherapy being the inseparable part of holistic management of a range of disorders, the latest trends, advancements and upcoming research in it has been of utmost significance to enhance the health & well-being of people.

Mr Riyaz Hussain, Assistant Manager, Physiotherapy on behalf of MI received the ‘Best Innovation Award’ at the conference for the unique design of low cost, pre-fabricated Twin Device. Twin Device is the outcome of continued research in the field of positional devices to address the issues of children with Cerebral Palsy and associated disorders. This device has been designed to improve sitting and standing posture of children according to their developmental need.

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