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Hospital to have physiotherapy dept

April 15, 2012

PESHAWAR, April 15: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is establishing a physiotherapy department in the district headquarters hospital of Upper Dir to provide services to the people, handicapped by manmade disasters and violence.

“Establishment of the department is part of the government’s plan to start rehabilitation of the handicapped population in the province,” Dr Mehboobur Rehman, provincial coordinator for rehabilitation of physically challenged people, said.

He said that health department had accepted a proposal of Habib Physiotherapy Complex (HPC), Hayatabad regarding setting up physiotherapy department in the district headquarters hospital of Dir Upper to provide the much-needed rehabilitation services to people.

The establishment of the department would be supported by UNHCR, Dr Rehman said. “We are in the process of establishing the department,” he said, adding that the government had chalked out a comprehensive plan to promote physiotherapy in the province.—Bureau Report