The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) here, which focuses on education, treatment and skills for the differently abled, has now risen to world standards, said the state Minister for Health, Social Justice and Woman and Child Development, K K Shailaja.
The minister was speaking after inaugurating online the first audio-visual studio in the state for the differently abled set up by NISH.
NISH has developed many of its facets. NISH’s growth is in tandem with the programmes of the Social Justice department. The audio-visual studio will be an asset for the development of the differently abled. NISH is starting Kerala’s first graduate course in Occupational Therapy (OT), to meet the increasing demand for professionally trained Occupational Therapists in the healthcare sector in the state and outside, she pointed out.
NISH has evolved into an ideal haven for the differently abled, said the Minister for Cooperation, Tourism and Devaswoms, Kadakampally Surendran.
Nish’s new audio-visual studio will be a model for the country. NISH’s news for the hearing impaired created during the time of natural calamities under the guidance of Social Justice Department Director and NISH Executive Director Sheeba George had gained wide acceptance, he said.
The Social Justice, Women and Child Development Secretary, Biju Prabhakar delivered the keynote address. Sheeba George, NISH’s Centre for Assistive Technology and Innovation Director Dr K G Satheesh Kumar and Councillor of Kulathoor Ward, Naja B took part in the function.