The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to set up three physical rehabilitation centers in the province. Physical rehabilitation and treatment centers for the disabled will be set up in Swat, Abbottabad, and DI Khan. The cost of the project is about Rs. 17 crore.
The Paraplegic Center in Peshawar, which has been associated with the sector for 35 years, will oversee the operations of these centers. The government will provide financial resources for the project. These centers will be established in rented buildings.
Physical rehabilitation centers will provide physiotherapy, speech therapy, post-operative physical rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation to the physically challenged. Physical rehabilitation centers will have all the equipment needed for physical rehabilitation
Once the centers are established, each center will be able to provide support to 150 patients on a daily basis. These centers will provide treatment to children with birth defects as well as to the elders with disabilities.
A meeting was held in the Planning and Development Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to finalize the plan.