Strategic health reforms to empower disabled

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Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategic Reforms Salman Sufi said on Monday that government under the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken a historic step of strategic reforms in the field of healthcare research and development to empower persons with disabilities.

In an exclusive interview, he said that the present government was taking practical steps to strengthen infrastructure that empower persons with disabilities, adding that the modified wheelchairs for patients with cerebral palsy and devices to help other disabled citizens would be manufactured in Pakistan at low cost.

He said that public and private organizations engaged in manufacturing Cerebral Palsy prostheses would be assisted and their number would be increased on merit. He said special persons deserved special attention and the government would work to provide facilities to them on priority basis, adding that vocational training and placement based rehabilitation of special persons would helps them and create opportunities for persons with disabilities to be active part of the society.

 

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