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Community Based Rehabilitation Department

All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation was perhaps one of the first to envisage a Community Based Rehabilitation Programme. The institute was involved in such projects since 1995.

Projects completed till date include the following

  1. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare project, “Pilot Project on Medical Rehabilitation” implemented in 5 districts of the Country viz. Raigad- Maharashtra, Durg-Madhya Pradesh, Thrissur-Kerala, Erode-Tamil Nadu, Chittoor-Andhra Pradesh. 1995-2001
  2. This was the first national project on CBR launched by health sector implemented by Institute as the nodal agency with organisational structure from centre to P.H.C.
  3. WHO sponsored Project “Optimal Enablement of Persons with Disability by Access to Medical Rehab Services” in P.H.C.Poynad of Raigad district, Maharashtra, 2004-05
  4. “Setting up of Rehabilitation unit of district hospital Alibaug-Raigad district” with W.H.O. support
  5. “Mobile Domiciliary Rehab Project” in ‘H’ East ward of Mumbai slums in collaboration with Rotary Club of Mumbai, Worli
  6. W.H.O. sponsored “A Pilot Project on CBR in Mumbai Urban Slums” in S(W) Ward, 2008-09 in collaboration with MCGM.(One Photograph)
  7. Development of training module for peripheral health workers with regard to CBR approach (awareness, prevention strategy, screening and referral) Duration : 1 year (2010-11) Sponsored by : WHO


To incorporate components of rehabilitation into the existing primary health care through training of grass root level workers for Prevention, early detection of impairment & provision of basic primary intervention of disability at home level to support health sector responsibility in CBR.