Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare inaugurated the Symposium on ‘Life after Spinal Cord Injury’ on the occasion of World Spinal Cord Injury Day at the AIIMS Trauma Centre, here today. The Minister also released a Home Care Book for Spinal Cord Injury and also felicitated the Spinal Cord Injury patients treated at the Trauma Centre.
Speaking at the function, Shri Ashwini Choubey said that there is a dire need for setting up more well equipped Spinal Cord Injury Centres in the country. He also highlighted the need for accelerating integrated rehabilitation of such patients and applauded the AIIMS Trauma Centre for its services in the treatment and rehabilitation of Spinal Cord Injury patients.
He was optimistic that the book released by him will be immensely useful for spinal cord injury patients in their rehabilitation. The Minister congratulated the eminent Para athletes namely, Mr. Amit Saroha (Arjun Awardee), Ms. Ekta Singh,(Throw), Mr. Sunil Phogat (Para athlete), Mr. Navin Gulia, Mr. Tasleem Fatima for attaining new heights as para athletes.
The Minister also congratulated the doctors of the Trauma Centre and the Paralympic Committee of athlete of India for organizing the Symposium.