A vocational training class for persons with disabilities (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – A USAID-funded project to improve the capacity and treatment of people with disabilities was launched in the southern province of Tay Ninh on January 14.

The project, which will last until 2020, was given 300,000 USD by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). It will provide about 2,000 people with disabilities screening examinations; treatment plans; and devices such as wheelchairs, artificial limbs and hearing aids.

Director of the Tay Ninh Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Diep Thi Hiep said she appreciates that the project will help local people with disabilities access advanced physical therapies and integrate into the community.

She also asked USAID to consider supporting other major healthcare projects and medical facility procurement.

To carry out the project, Tay Ninh will also cooperate with domestic and foreign hospitals to add physical therapy to medical workers’ training curricula, and set up a system of functional rehabilitation centres across the province, she added.-VNA