Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped
Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped Details
Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped is an autonomous organisation under the administrative and financial control of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India. Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped institute came into being when the erstwhile Jawahar Lal Nehru Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other allied institution run by the council for the Aid of crippled & handicapped were taken over by the Govt. of India on 22nd May 1975 and converted into an autonomous body in the year 1976.
Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped was started by Late Shri Nirankar Swaroop as a Non-governmental organisation in late fifties to cater comprehensive rehabilitation services to the children and persons with disabilities. It started pioneering work of manpower development in field of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in the Northern part of country. The erstwhile voluntary organisation was taken over by Ministry of Social Welfare, Govt. of India in the year 1975 and converted into a registered society in the year 1976. Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped Institute is running degree courses of BPT and BOT of 4 Â½ years duration in affiliation with University of Delhi. The pass out graduates and earlier diploma holders from the Institute have been preferred by various hospitals, rehabilitation centres and health care organizations in India and abroad. I am happy to inform that two years ago the Institute has started Bachelor degree course of 4 Â½ years duration in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Like BPT and BOT the course of BPO is also affiliated to University of Delhi.
Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped has collective effort of the faculty, professionals and management that the Institute has been able to sustain its prestigious image over the decades. It has been the cooperation of dedicated people, social workers, volunteers and concerned district administrative that we have been able to extend our services to the needy disabled persons.
Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped Institute is conducting short term training programmes to update the knowledge of the professionals and personnelâ€™s working in the field of rehabilitation. The orientation & awareness programmes are also conducted to make different group of people aware of the causes and prevention of disabilities, medical, social, educational and vocational needs of the disabled and about the facilities available for the disabled.
Besides the professional staff available with the Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped, the Guest Lecturers from the faculty and other infrastructure of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Dr. Sucheta Kriplani Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College is also being obtained to conduct the theory and practical classes of basic health sciences and clinical subjects of these courses. Apart from that, for technical subject for BPO course, Institute is having Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Netaji Subash Institute of Technology, Dwarka, and Delhi.
Physical Therapy department of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped is equipped with sophisticated electrotherapy and exercise therapy gadgets. The patients who suffer from neurological, muscular and skeletal disorders are being provided therapeutic treatment to relieve pain, increase muscle power and restore mobility of the affected joints. The department is equipped with Electro-therapy & Exercise Therapy modalities viz Short Waive Diathermy. Microwave Diathermy, Electro Mygraphy and Vibraters Interferential Therapy, Laser, Ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerves Stimulator (TENS) Cervical and Lumbar traction and Paraffine Wax Bath etc. Quadriceps exerciser, Kinetic Communicator, Traction Apparatus, Hydrotherapy-Hubbard Tank and Contrast Bath, Hot packs and Cold packs. The Students of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped and Internees of B.P.T. (Physical Therapy) also undergo clinical training in the department.
The objective of the Assessment clinic is to evaluate and assess the patients for therapeutic, aids and appliances requirement of the patients and for referring them to appropriate departments for their treatment, therapy and rehabilitation. Registration of new patients is being done at the registration counter with registration charges of Rs. 10.
The Hostel block is located within the premises of the Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped. There are separate floors allocated for the boys and girls. The rooms are allotted on a twin-sharing basis only to the students belonging to the places outside Delhi. The mess in the Hostel is managed by the students on cooperative basis. The expenditure incurred on running the mess is subsidized by the Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya Institute for the Physically Handicapped. There is a guest house at the 5th floor of the Hostel earmarked for the guests who come to Delhi either for official work in the Institute or in the Ministry.