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Existing Procedure
The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of NCT of Delhi has been issuing Disability Certificates to the Persons with Disabilities from last many years. The Disability Certificates are issued by the Notified Government Hospitals. As on date the notified Government Hospitals are follows:-

For Physically Challenged

Sl.NO

Name of the Hospital

Districts

1.

Lok Nayak Hospital

New Delhi

2.

Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. Hospital

Central District

3.

Hindu Rao Hospital & Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital (for rural area)

North District

4.

Guru TegBahadur Hospital

North-East District

5.

Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital

South District

6.

Guru Gobind Singh Hospital

West District

7.

Deendayal Upadhay Hospital & Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital (rural area)

South West District

8.

IBHAS

I. Mental illness

II. Mental disorder for all Delhi

9.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital

East District

10.

Dr. Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hospital

North West

For Mentally challenged

1. IHBAS

The total number of Disability Certificates in Delhi issued up to 31.01.2010 is 23,413 (Source – Office of the Chief Commissioner Disability).

The procedure for issuing Disability Certificates to the physically and mentally challenged persons by all the notified Hospitals under the Government of NCT of Delhi is as follows:-

  1. The following documents would be required to be submitted by the Handicapped Person (applicant) in the Office of the Chairman of the Physically Handicapped Board (i.e. the MS) of the concerned Hospital:-

    1. 4 Passport Size Photographs
    2. 2 Full Size Photographs
    3. Attested copy of the Ration Card of the Applicant
  2. On having done so, the applicant would be given a date for appearing before the Medical Board within 21 days of his furnishing the documents as in Para-1 above.

  3. An OPD Card will be prepared and issued to the applicant from the Board Office with the help of which the applicant would be required to attend the OPD of the M.O. concerned and get himself/herself examined. Necessary investigations would be carried out by M.O concerned & necessary entries made in the Medical Card, within a week of the applicant presenting himself in the OPD.

  4. Applicant would need to present himself before the Board on the date fixed for such appointment as in Para-2 above.

  5. The Handicapped Person will be examined by the designated Board of Doctors, along with report received as in Para-3 above.

  6. On the recommendations of the Board, a Physically Handicapped Certificate would be issued to the applicant in the prescribed format (on which a Passport Size Photograph of applicant would be affixed).

The Appellate Authority for any disputes with regards to the issue of Disability Certificates is the Medical Superintendent of the concerned notified Hospitals

Proposed Procedure

Draft model Notification regarding authorization of Hospitals and Medical Authorities for issuance of Disability Certificates proposed by Department of Health & Family Welfare yet to be notified is as follows:-

Draft

Annexure-II

Govt. of NCT of Delhi (Delhi)

Department of Social Welfare

Model Notification

Sub: Medical Authorities for issuing disability certificates for various kinds of disabilities.

In pursuance of the provisions of sub-clause (p) of Section 2 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, the Government of NCT of Delhi (Delhi) hereby specifies, for the purpose of issue of certificate of disability as mentioned in sub-clause (t) of the said Section 2, the hospitals and institutions mentioned in column 3 of the table given below, as “medical authorities” for the type of disability mentioned in column 2 thereof, and further directs that the medical officer of the hospital/institution as mentioned in Col.4 shall be authorized to sign the disability certificate on behalf of the medical authority.

S.No.

Types of Disability

Hospital/Institution which is being specified as the “Medical Authority” for the purpose of the disability mentioned in Col.2

Medical Officer working in the Hospital/Institution mentioned in Col.3 who would be competent to issue certificate of disability.

1

2

3

4

1.

(i) Locomotor disability by way only of amputation complete permanent paralysis of limbs,

(ii) Blindness

Distt. New Delhi

Lok Nayak Hospital

Distt. Central

Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. Hospital

Distt. North

i) Hindu Rao Hospital &

ii) Satyavadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital (for rural area)

iii)

Distt. North East

Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital

Distt. South

Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital

Distt. West

Guru Gobind Singh Hospital

Distt. South West

i) Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and

ii)Rao Tula Ram Hospital (for rural area)

Distt. East

Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital

Distt. North West

Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital

2

Multiple Disabilities relating to Orthopaedics, Medicine, Eye and ENT

Distt. New Delhi

Lok Nayak Hospital

Multi member board comprising specialist doctors pertaining to the concerned disabilities.

Distt. Central

Aruna Asaf Ali Govt. Hospital

Distt. North

i) Hindu Rao Hospital &

ii) Satyavadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital (for rural area)

Distt. North East

Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital

Distt. South

Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital

Distt. West

Guru Gobind Singh Hospital

Distt. South West

iii) Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital and

iv) Rao Tula Ram Hospital (for rural area)

Distt. East

Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital

Distt. North West

Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital

3

Disabilities not mentioned at S.No. 1 & 2 above

i) Mental illness/disorder

All Distts. of Delhi

Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Science (IHBAS)

Single specialist doctor of the concerned Specialty (i.e. Psychiatry, Neurology/ Neurosurgery

ii) Neurological disorders/Cerebral Palsy etc.

All Distts. of Delhi

Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Science (IHBAS)

ii) G.B. Pant Hospital

Note: If a designated doctor of concerned specialty who has been authorized to issue disability certificate, is on leave or is not present, a suitable alternative arrangement will be made by the Medical Superintendent of the concerned hospital, who will ensure the issuance of disability certificate within the time period specified in rule 4(2) of the Persons with Disabilities Rules 1996, as amended.

 

By Order and in the name of the

Lt. Governor of Delhi

Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

Department of Social Welfare.

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