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Army Hospital in New Delhi opened the Early Intervention Center “Prayas”

Early Intervention Center “Prayas”: Aiming to alleviate the suffering and instil confidence in parents in dealing with differently-abled children, a model “Early Intervention Centre- Prayas” has been established at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in the national capital.

The Early Intervention Centre is a comprehensive state-of-the-art facility which is dedicated to children with special needs.

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“Children of Armed Forces personnel upto six years of age suffering from autism, cerebral palsy, sleep and language delay and other disabilities will benefit immensely from this venture,” said an official statement. General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff, and Archana Pande, President of the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA), opened the Center at the Army Hospital (R&R).

Surg Vice Admiral Rajat Datta, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, also attended the ceremony (DGAFMS). The newly established Center offers therapeutic services like special education, sensory integration occupational and physiotherapy, behaviour modification, and nutritional counselling, as well as advanced screening for hearing and visual defects, autism detection, and clinical identification of various syndromes.

Vatsalya, a paediatric superspeciality discipline that has been updated with a kid-friendly Walt Disney motif, is integrated with it. To improve the abilities of special children, a multidisciplinary approach incorporating the skills of many therapists will be used.

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