The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has invited applications from students having ambulatory disability by September 15, 2020, to receive electric wheelchair under second phase of the Prime Minister’s Electric Wheelchair Scheme for University Students.
The students being enrolled in public-sector universities and affiliated colleges during Fall Semester 2020-2021 can submit their applications through www.eportal.hec.gov.pk/wheelchair.
The scheme’s eligibility criteria cover those students who have physical and permanent ambulatory disability to such a degree that they are unable to move from one place to another without a wheelchair.
The students unable to cross hurdles because of paralysis or loss of legs function or the students having lost one or both legs can avail themselves of the electric wheelchair.
However, all the applicants must have valid certificate of special person or ambulatory disability from relevant government authorities.
Originally published at Business recorder