Disabled persons’ rehab centres at divisional level soon

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—On the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, it has been decided to establish rehabilitation centres for disabled persons at divisional level in the province.
Three centres at Sargodha, Rawalpindi and Bahawalpur would be set up during the current fiscal year on which Rs.100 million would be spent.
In this project, International Council for Red Crescent (ICRC), Chal Foundation and Indus Karachi would extend cooperation to the Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department.
It was disclosed by the Secretary Specialized Healthcare & Medical Education Department Najam Ahmed Shah while presiding over a meeting regarding establishment of rehabilitation centers, in his office, here today.
Additional Secretary Development Zaheer Abbas Malik, Chief Operating Officer Chal Foundation Dr. Bakht Sarwar, Head of delegation ICRC Reto Stocker and other concerned officers of the department also attended the meeting.
It was informed that land has been identified for three rehabilitation centers at Bahawalpur, Sargodha and Rawalpindi. Secretary SH&ME directed that the process of transfer and possession of land should immediately be completed with the help of Commissioners and DCOs of the concerned divisions. He directed that PC-I for the construction of the said centres also be prepared immediately.

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