Srinagar, Nov 17: The 3 days training workshop for ASHA workers regarding awareness and sensitisation about disability rights was held in Matan medical block in district Anantnag. The programme is being organised by Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline in collaboration with Chief Medical Office Anantnag and 160 ASHA workers of medical block are participating in the programme.
Sujahat Farhan, Member Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline, inaugurated the programme and conducted a session on disability rights, legislations and policies for children with disabilities.
Yasir Rafiq Special Educator conducted a session on early identification detection and intervention. While speaking on the occasion Yasir Rafiq gave a demonstration of a checklist of how new born babies can be detected if they have inborn disabilities. He appealed to ASHA workers to support newly married couples to remain away from family conflicts and to create a conducive environment for nine months of pregnancy among women so that intellectual and mental disabilities like Autism, Down’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy like severe disabilities are avoided. “The ASHA should spread a message of peace and love among families and counsel families to avoid conflicts and weakening of social fabrics.”
Samreena Tak, Field Coordinator Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline took sessions on girl children safety and prenatal, natal and postnatal care among these girl children.
She emphasized on ASHA workers to train newly married women to create readiness for the appropriate delivery of babies. She said all maternity and child care centers should ensure proper functioning of early identification centers and children facing the disabilities so that families are aware about the challenges faced by the children with disabilities and proper intervention is ensured.
The ASHA workers gave positive feedback and appreciated the role of Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline in creating sensitivity regarding minimising disability among newborn babies and asked newly married couples not to indulge in family conflicts and unnecessary anger and grudges that create disabilities among their new born babies. The first batch of 50 ASHA workers assured that they will implement the training in their respective fields so that disabilities are avoided in new born babies.