Delhi Govt eases norms, empowers 11 hospitals to issue disability certificates

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Government has eased norms for issuing disability certificates to persons with disabilities in the national capital by designating 11 hospitals in this regard.

Specially-abled persons in Delhi can now apply for disability certificates at any of the eleven (11) designated hospitals across the capital, Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said.

“In order to facilitate the general public for easy accessibility of hospitals, the jurisdiction of the eleven hospitals for issuance of disability certificates should be all over Delhi and not confined to one district,” he said.

Earlier, specially-abled persons seeking disability certificates were required to apply only through the designated hospitals of their respective districts in the capital. These hospitals would also continue to facilitate the services of providing disability certificates to the public along with the new ones.

The decentralization move would allow the specially-abled persons of the capital to approach any of these hospitals to avail the facility for making disability certificates. According to a government order, now 11 hospitals in the national capital can issue disability certificates.

These hospitals were disability certificates can be obtained are -Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Hindu Rao Hospital, Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital, Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital, Gobind Ballabh Pant Hospital, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, Safdarjung, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Lady Hardinge Hospital, AIIMS, and Lok Nayak Hospital.

“These hospitals can issue disability certificates to the disabled residing in Delhi, without considering their district of residence,” the Directorate General of Health Services said in the order.

Earlier, the hospitals had been directed to provide a separate line and counters for the applicants.

The hospitals were also asked to report every month the number of disability certificates issued, with details such as date of application and date of issuance of a certificate, to the director, Social Welfare Department.