Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant
(Prosthetics-Orthotics)
Certified by:
Rehabilitation Council of India
Hony. Prosthetic Adviser:
Govt. of Punjab
Govt. of Haryana
Chandigarh Administration
Govt. of Himachal Pradesh
 

Statutory Warning - Beware of Unqualified Persons

We care to Empower Lives of Disabled Persons
BEWARE OF UNQUALIFIED PERSONS/QUACKS WHO ARE ILLEGALLY FITTING ARTIFICIAL LIMBS


 

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2 year jail term and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons

 

 Indian Express

 

Rajya Sabha passes Disabilities Bill

 discrimination may earn 2-year jail term

The bill also gives effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and related matters.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 14, 2016  6:14 pm

A bill stipulating up to two year jail term and a maximum fine of Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons was passed by the Rajya Sabha Wednesday. The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing the rights and entitlements of disabled persons, was passed by a voice vote after rare unanimity was witnessed among the Opposition and Treasury benches in the House, which has seen acrimony and disruptions since the Winter Session began on November 16.

 

The bill, which was moved in Upper House earlier this month by Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot, also gives effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and related matters. It provides for imprisonment of at least six months up to two years, along with a fine ranging between Rs 10,000 and Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons.

 

 

 
The fitment of Artificial Limbs and Orthotic supports are highly specialised professional job, to be handled by qualified Rehabilitation Professionals. Only those persons who are Registered/certified by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) as Rehabilitation Professionals in Prosthetics & Orthotics can provide artificial limbs to the disabled patients.

RCI has issued Statutory warnings that unqualified persons/quacks cannot serve disabled persons, who are being exploited by these unauthorized, unprofessional and unscruplous persons to illegally mint money by selling high cost artificial limbs. Great harm is being done to disabled persons and it is dangerous and hazardous for them to be left in the unsafe hands of unqualified persons.
 
Action must be taken against Unqualified Persons Illegally Serving Disabled Persons, as they are liable to be prosecuted under section 13 of RCI Act. Disabled Persons have the right to be Served by Qualified Rehabilitation Professionals, and NOT by unprofessional/unqualified persons which should be strongly condemned by all P&O Professionals. 

At the same time P&O professionals should also come forward and grab the opportunity, rather than P&O 'business' going into the hands of these unprofessional/unqualified persons, specially when stakes are quite high with quality prosthetic orthotic facilities of International brands available in India. 

Due consideration should be given to our P&O professionals, and if one is concerned with generating business, probably they may give you better business, rather than unprofessional/unqualified persons!!! 

Action will be taken against Unqualified Persons Illegally Serving Disabled Persons, as they liable to be prosecuted under section 13 of RCI Act.

Disabled Persons have the right to be Served by Qualified Rehabilitation Professionals

We strongly condemn and oppose unqualified persons/quacks in the field Disability and Rehabilitation. For details, please click here. 

Dr. V.J.S. Vohra
Senior Consultant

(Artificial Limbs & Orthotics)
RCI Registered Rehabilitation Professional