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The Institute for the Physically Handicapped4, Vishnu Digamber Marg
The Institute for the Physically Handicapped came into existence as an
autonomous body in the year 1975, when the Government of India took over the then Jawaharlal Nehru
Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The Institute was registered under the Societies
Registration Act of 1860 with effect from November 12, 1976 and has been running under the
administrative and financial control of Ministry of social welfare Government of India.
The Institute for the Physically Handicapped is managed by the General Council and the Standing
Committee comprising of the representatives from the Government of India and experts in the field of
rehabilitation, medicine, surgery and allied subjects and lay down the guidelines and the policies for
the achievement of aims and objectives of the institute. The President of the General Council is the
Secretary of the Ministry of Welfare, Government of India whereas the Joint Secetary in the Handicapped
Welfare division is the Chairman of the Standing Committee.
The Institute aims to serve the orthopedically handicapped of all age groups. In its pursuit of alleviating
the sufferings of disabled people, the Institute runs the following programmes:
Physical Therapy (PT)
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Prosthetist & Orthotist Engineering (POE)
Workshop for fabrication of Orthotic and Prosthetic appliances
PT, OT, Speech therapy outpatient services
Special education school upto Primary level for the Orthopedically Handicapped children.
Vocational Rehabilitation of the Orthopedically Handicapped.
Source: IPH handout
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