Diseases & National Health Programme
The 1995 persons with disability act passed by the parliament included 7th disability. Which of these conditions was included as the 7th disability?
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1. The persons with Disabilities act was passed by the Parliament in 1995 & came into force on 7th Feb. 1996.
2. The act gives fundamental rights to all disabled in the country for equal opportunity.
3. The act provides for preventive & promotive aspects of rehabilitation like education, employment & vocational training, research, manpower development, creation of barrier free environment, reservation, rehabilitation of persons with disability, unemployment allowance for the disabled, special insurance schemes for them & establishment of homes etc.
4. The act contains 14 chapters & 74 clauses. The act defines disability as means:
b. Low vision
c. Leprosy cured
d. Hearing impairment
e. Locomotor Disability
f. Mental retardation
g. Mental Illness
Disabled person is one who is suffering from not less than 40% of any of the disability as certified by medical authority.
None of the other options figure as a disability under the act.