Minister inaugurates clinic for children affected by autism


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Caretaker Advisor for Health Dr. Abid Jameel paid a detailed visit to the Paraplegic Center Peshawar and also formally inaugurated the clinic for the treatment of children affected by autism. He was very impressed with the performance of the largest physical rehabilitation center across the country and highly appreciated the dedication of its staff. Dr. Abid Jameel visited various departments of the institution, mingled with the patients under treatment there and inquired about their well-being.

On this occasion, spinal cord injury patients, hailing from different parts of the country, told the Health Advisor that apart from three times meals a day, all treatment facilities and equipment are provided to them completely free of cost, while they are also fully satisfied of the good behavior of the staff here.

Dr. Abid Jamil acknowledged that he himself is a witness to this fact as his close relative was admitted here a few years ago who was sooner rehabilitated due to the excellent medical facilities available here.

On this occasion, the Health Advisor formally inaugurated the clinic and program for the treatment and physical and psychological rehabilitation of children affected by autism. He was told that the number of children affected by autism is increasing rapidly across the country and it has become a big problem in the modern world, but unfortunately there are very few institutions for the treatment of autism and they are also very expensive. It may be noted that children affected by autism are usually self-absorbed and unaware of their surroundings.