Nadam,a get together of children,and their parents was held at Sree Narayana Centenary Hall in Kozhikode on Sunday.Minister for Social Justice and Panchayaths Dr.M.K.Muneer inaugurated the program by lighting the ceremonial lamp.Kerala Social Security Mission is the implementing agency.
610 children who were suffering severe hearing damage by birth underwent the surgery.The government spent Rs.35 crore for this project.
Another 30 children also will get opportunity to undergo the surgery.
“It is a universal truth that a baby cries immediately after the birth when hearing the sound of the world.These children cried their first cry only after the cochlear implant,i.e after three years.Children with hearing damage now speak,listen and sing songs.”
Dr.Muneer said this scheme was the most important charity project of the UDF government and he expressed it as the great moment in his life.
Many children presented programs during the function.
Cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.