Facility for children with multiple disabilities at WadiaDecember 13, 2018
Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, inaugurated a facility for children with multiple disabilities at Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital, Mumbai.
Started in association with Muskan Foundation, the facility is designed with the aim of training visually impaired children who have additional disabilities.
At the Facility, children are trained to manage their disabilities under a multi-disciplinary approach. The facility also focuses on educating parents, who will receive comprehensive training for effective management of these children at home.
A part of the social entrepreneurial initiative at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), the programme in Mumbai intends to help such children communicate effectively and develop modification to their behaviour essential for their daily routine.
In India, there are 20.42 lakh disabled children who are aged between 0 and 6 years. Out of this, 14.52 lakh and 5.9 lakh children live in rural and urban areas respectively. Of them, 11.04 lakh are male and 9.38 lakh female. Among them, 1.49 lakh children have multiple disabilities, according to BI.