People living with disabilities will not be forgotten- Bhatnagar

People living with disabilities will not be forgotten- Bhatnagar

By Tifa Vataiki
Tuesday 28/07/2020
Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar

Assistant Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Veena Bhatnagar says the government has always had the best interest of those who are vulnerable and will not let any person living with a disability be left behind as the country progresses forward.

Bhatnagar says that 10% of the Fijian population live with disabilities or special abilities.

She says a person with disabilities should always be included in basic human rights and be treated equally.

She also questioned whether the Opposition has ever had the best interest of the people in mind.

Bhatnagar says with the Disability Allowance allocation of $9.35 million, it assists 7,000 beneficiaries in easing the financial burden on low-income families who look after their loved ones with disabilities.

She says the $90 per month allowance is the only source of income for some of these individuals who live with disabilities who can not provide for themselves.

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