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A Chennai-based Institue Opens a Swimming Pool Especially For Children With Disabilities
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A Chennai-based Institue Opens a Swimming Pool Especially For Children With Disabilities

A Chennai-based Institute named the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) has recently made a swimming pool at their center, which is especially for children with disabilities.

Under the guidance of professionals who will train the kids in the best way possible. Hydrotherapy training can be very beneficial for children with disabilities, the brand new swimming pool has got many thump ups by the parents and the community members.

It has been proved by the experts that hydrotherapy can make a disability life much better as it helps them to increase their skills, helps to reduce all the joint pain, improves muscle strength, enhance mental skills.

According to the reports, the swimming pool started by NIEPMD is very unique for the city, as there was nothing initiative started like this for kids with disabilities. The swimming experience is open for all kinds of disabilities including autism, muscular dystrophy and muscular atrophy under the eyes of the experts.

The whole project had cost up to 1.31 crore INR, the swimming pool is publicly opened. Wheelchair user, Madhavi Latha who is the President of the Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India and professional she is playing for Chennai as a Paralympic swimmer.

Madhavi thinks that this is a great idea as swimming can help children with disabilities to improve themselves in many ways. The pool can be used by 15 children at one time and they can be in there for 30 to 45 minutes. The people below the poverty line can enjoy the facilities free of cost.

The pool temperature will be managed by experts and it will set up to 32-40 Degree Celsius. Soon the institute will be having a heating system, which has cost them 31.5 lakh INR. Keeping in mind that children can move easily around independently, they have kept the pool below five feet.

There will be various events and activities conducted for children with disabilities. The swimming pool will be a new experience for all the kids with disabilities.

While speaking to Times of India, BS Santosh Kanna who is the head of the physiotherapy department of NIEPMD said, "The pool will help us to speed up the rehabilitation process and improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, and help increase the life span of those suffering from muscular dystrophy by seven to 15 years".

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