Provincial Minister for Special Education Asif Saeed Manhais has said that modern rehabilitation centre for disabled children will be set up in the provincial metropolis.
He said that specialist doctors would be appointed in the centre. He said this while presiding over a meeting of Board of Directors of Punjab Funds for Rehabilitation of Special Persons at Special Education Directorate on Wednesday.
The minister said the Punjab government was paying special attention to the education, training and rehabilitation of disabled persons so that after getting education and training they could become an active member of the society.
He said that a modern rehabilitation centre would be established at
22 kanal with the cooperation of international NGO, in which modern treatment facilities, specialist doctors and trained staff would be available under one roof for the provision treatment facilities to the disabled persons.
The provincial minister said that at present about two million people had been suffering from any disability that could be made a useful member of the society through treatment and therapy at rehabilitation centres. He said that setting up of this modern rehabilitation center is part of it.
Secretary Special Education Ambreen Raza, Justice (r) Aamir Mirza,
Dr Amjad Saqib, Director PFRSP Samrina Nawaz, CEO Punjab Social Protection Authority Dr Sohail Anwar, M Ikram-ul-Haq Alvi, Syeda Malika Deputy Secretary Finance and other officers were present on the occasion.