3 blood disorders added to the list of disabilities

Q.  Which of the following is/are amongst the 21 disabilities mentioned in The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill - 2016?

1) Thalassemia
2) Hemophilia
3) Sickle Cell disease

- Published on 22 Dec 16

a. 3
b. 1, 2
c. None of the above
d. All of the above

ANSWER: All of the above
The New categories of disabilities also included three blood disorders, Thalassemia, Haemophilia and Sickle Cell disease.

Other disabilities are - Leprosy Cured Persons, Parkinson's disease, Acid Attack Victims, etc.

The new law will not only enhance the Rights and Entitlements of Divyangjan but also provide effective mechanism for ensuring their empowerment and true inclusion into the Society in a satisfactory manner.

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