Disability can be prevented: Hafeez

Peshawar—Prof. Dr. Hafeez Ullah Khan Vice Chancellor, Khyber Medical University, Peshawar Saturday said disability could be prevented by induction of physiotherapists in the health system.
He said this while addressing a Seminar held in connection with the World Disability Day organzied at Mahboob Medical Institute, Habib Physiotherapy Complex Hayatabad, Peshawar. He said physiotherapist role was vital in early recovery of patients. “Our each and every Health Unit needs physiotherapists which can be cost effective for the government and patients both, and may ensure early rehabilitation and prevent disability as such,” he added.
He appreciated the talent of MMI Students and emphasized on research in the field of physiotherapy. He said disability could not be prevented if the expertizes of physiotherapists were not involved.
Earlier, the Chairman MMI, Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman said the KP government had inducted physiotherapists in all district hospitals of the province for the purpose of providing rehabilitation facility at the door step.
He demanded for the strengthening of rehabilitation services in the province by inducting physiotherapists, Orthotist and Psychologists. He further said the health department, Social Welfare, Education, Bait ul Mal, and BISP should join hands to provide health facilities, education, vocational training and vocational rehabilitation to empower the disabled.
Dr. Gesla Berger (Handicap International), Additional Director General Health; Dr. Zaheen, Dr. Akhtar Saeed from Health Department also committed to facilitate the disables and join hand with such organization for this noble cause.—APP

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