The Model Rehabilitation Centre was inaugurated by untying the ribbon by the Chief guest – Commissioner of Police. The centre hosts complete physiotherapy equipment which would benefit the Duchenne children. After the purchase of the vehicle shortly, the children from various parts of the city will be commuted to the centre for physiotherapy said Dr. BR Lakshmi, the director of MDCRC.
The keynote address was delivered by the commissioner of police who shared his thoughts that each of us have some disability which could be physical, mental or emotional. He stressed on the need for the people with various resources to come forward to make the life of the children affected with Duchenne better. This was followed by Dr. K. Ramaswamy, Vice chancellor of TNAU who emphasized the need for good mind and health which is the greatest wealth one could possess. And this can be acquired through physical well being. Dr. BR Lakshmi, the director of MDCRC emphasized on the need for integrated rehabilitation services for the children affected with Duchenne. She highlighted the integrated approach based on Ayurveda, yoga and physiotherapy. In continuation with this, Dr. Noorul Amin Shahid added an elaborate note on the importance of rehabilitation for these children. Dr. KC Ramaswami, the chairman of Kurinji Hospital, Coimbatore highlighted the services rendered by MDCRC which is indispensable.
Mr. Shankar, the yoga master at MDCRC, who is a very dynamic personality added that yoga could do wonders and miracles for all ailments and spread a ray of hope that Duchenne would see some light in the days to come with yoga. Few parents shared their views about MDCRC and its services towards the children which rendered excellent confidence to their family and children of which everything was free of cost they said.
After the dignitaries descended down the Dias, commissioner of police took special interest to meet the children affected with Duchenne who were curiously waiting to meet him. Special mention was made regarding issuing the disability card in the presence of the DDRO and the physiatrist, Dr. Noorul Amin Shahid, for the children who did not possess one until date. With lots of good wishes, encouraging thoughts and words, the program ended with a commitment to start camp at the earliest to offer the best services possible to the children affected with Duchenne at the model rehabilitation centre.