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NISH to Hold Webinar on Rehabilitation of Acid Attack Victims on Saturday

In Trivandrum
November 19, 2021

The National Institute of Speech and Hearing (NISH) is organizing an online seminar on Acid Attack Management and Rehabilitation on November 20, in collaboration with the Directorate of Social Justice.

The webinar, to be held via Google meet platform and YouTube from 10.30 am, will be led by Dr. Jacob Kurian, Assistant Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Government Medical College, Thrissur.

Government of India has included Acid Attack Victims in the list of recognized disabilities under rights of persons with disabilities Act, 2016. According to the Act, an acid attack victim means a person disfigured due to violent assaults by throwing of acid or similar corrosive substance. The proper management and the rehabilitation process is essential for bringing them back to their normal life.

The one-hour webinar, to be conducted in Malayalam, also aims at creating awareness on various intervention approaches to help children with disability and adapt and function age appropriately.

This is the 60th webinar being organized by NISH.

Register at http://nidas.nish.ac.in/be-a-participant/ to get the seminar link and other details. Participants can also register via mobile phone, 9447082355.