THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The effort of the government to help the deaf by providing financial assistance for cochlear implant should be taken up as the objective of National Initiative for Safe Sound, a noise pollution awareness campaign launched jointly by Indian Medical Association and Association of Otolaryngologists of India, said Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
He was speaking after launching ‘Safe Sound India’ Kerala chapter here on Tuesday.
‘’The idea as well as the aim of the initiative are good. But while trying to control noise pollution, all those in need of cochlear implant should be provided with it. It is after witnessing the happiness of the parents of those children who achieved the ability to hear through cochlear implant with government’s support that we decided to provide the help to all the applicants instead of restricting the number,’’ Chandy said.
“The seriousness the government is giving to attempts like controlling noise pollution is evident from the District Collector using his power as district magistrate issuing a order on Tuesday on measures to be taken by vehicles to control pollution,’’ he added.