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Government urged to ensure implementation on quota in services for disabled

PESHAWAR, Dec 3 (APP): The government should ensure implementation on quota in services for disabled persons at federal and provincial level and urged upon the electronic and print media to play their role for helping and highlighting problems faced by disabled persons.  This was stated by the speakers during the World Disability Day observed at Mahboob School of Physiotherapy, Gandhara University at Habib Physiotherapy Complex, Hayatabad here Wednesday.

This event was jointly organized by PDMA, Child Protection Cell, Provincial Coordinator Rehabilitation Services Health Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Special Education Complex Hayatabad, where the Additional Commissioner Afghan Refugees Waqar Maroof, ex DG Health DR. Waheed Barki graced the occasion as guests of honor respectively.  The participants spoke on the issues of disabled specially physical and social barriers for their inclusion in the society. They spoke that the disabled may not be under estimated and they could be a valuable members of the society if they were given the chance to get skills and access to education.  Renowned world scholar Einstein was a patient of autism and there are so many examples of being imminent members of the society having disabilities, the speakers added. The students of Mahboob School of Physiotherapy presented skits about the awareness and issues of physical disabled were highlighted.

The Chairman Mahboob School of Physiotherapy Dr. Mahboob-ur-Rahman spoke on the occasion said that the disability have been increased due to our negligence about the special people and our attitudes towards these people are not positive, though we are Muslims but we are not giving any relief to these neglected people.  “Though it is our religious and social responsibility to give them support and making them valuable members of the society by extending positive approach providing skills and education to be useful members of the society,” he further added.  The disabilities have been increased due to natural and man-made disasters in the province of ours, he added.  He also said that the Health Department Khyber Pakhtunkhawa have approved a plan to facilitate 25 District Headquarter Hospitals by provision of human resource as physiotherapists and provision of equipments.

Dr. Mahboob-ur-Rahman is also Provincial Coordinator for Rehabilitation of Physical Disabled in Health Department; Khyber Pakhtunkhawa is committed to implement the task as he has been given charge for the same. He mentioned that this will provide rehabilitation facilities at door-step to the community by minimizing the physical disabilities in the province.  He said that world disable day aims to promote an awareness of disability issues and the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities. It is important to integrate disabled persons in the main stream of society. Disabled persons are often discriminated against and that is never an ideal condition. Society must take adequate steps to involve persons with disabilities in the main stream of each aspect of the social, political, economic and cultural status of their communities, he remarked.  He said it is essential to inculcate confidence in disabled persons in their own abilities to lead self-dependent lives. World Disabled Day provides an opportunity to initialize action to reach the target of full and equal pleasure of human rights and contribution in society by disabled persons.

Ex-DG Health Dr. Waheed Barki said over one billion people, or approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Persons with disabilities, “the world’s largest minority”, often face barriers to participation in all aspects of society. The result is that persons with disabilities do not have equal access to society or services, including education, employment, health care, transportation, political participation or justice.  He explained that evidence and experience shows that when barriers to their inclusion are removed and persons with disabilities are empowered to participate fully in societal life, their entire community benefits. Barriers faced by persons with disabilities are, therefore, a detriment to society as a whole, and accessibility is necessary to achieve progress and development for all.

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observed at Mahboob School of Physiotherapy – Habib Physiotherapy Complex, Peshawar  

World Disability Day was celebrated at Mahboob School of Physiotherapy, Gandhara University at Habib Physiotherapy Complex - Hayatabad on 3rd December, 2014.  This event was jointly organized by PDMA, Child Protection Cell, Provincial Coordinator Rehabilitation Services Health KPK, Special Education Complex Hayatabad, where the Additional Commissioner Afghan Refugees; Mr. WAQAR MAROOF, ex DG Health DR. WAHEED BARKI were Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively.  The participants spoke on the issues of disabled specially physical and social barriers for their inclusion in the society.  

They spoke that the disabled may not be under estimated and they could be a valuable members of the society if they were given the chance to get skills and access to education.  The re known world scholar Einstine was a patient of autism and there are so many examples of being imminent members of the society having disabilities.  

The students of Mahboob School of Physiotherapy presented skits about the awareness and issues of physical disabled were highlighted.  The Chairman Mahboob School of Physiotherapy; Dr. Mahboob ur Rahman spoke on the occasion and said that the disability have been increased due to our negligence about the special people and our attitudes towards these people are not positive, though we are Muslims but we are not giving any relief to these neglected people, though it is our religious and social responsibility to give them support and making them valuable members of the society by extending positive approach providing skills and education to be useful members of the society as the disabilities have been increased due to natural and man-made disasters in the province of ours.  He also said that the Health Department KPK has approved a plan to facilitate 25 District Headquarter Hospitals by provision of human resource as physiotherapists and provision of equipments.

Dr. Mahboob ur Rahman is also Provincial Coordinator for Rehabilitation of Physical Disabled in Health Department K. P. K. is committed to implement the task as he has been given charge for the same.  He mentioned that this will provide rehabilitation facilities at door-step level to the community by minimizing the physical disabilities in the province.        

 

 

Physiotherapy Services at 20 DHQ Hospitals Planned
Published in the DAILY DAWN dated 9th Nov. 2014

http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=09_11_2014_181_007
 

HABIB PHYSIOTHERAPY COMPLEX
annouces 2 years Diploma Courses
Published in the DAILY AAJ - 20th Oct. 2014

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                     Lack of awareness about physiotherapy leads to permanent disability: Dr Mahboob ur Rahman
                                                   An article Published in the Daily Statesman on 24th July, 2014

PESHAWAR: Lack of awareness and generally lenient approach about backache, neck pain and joints pain leads to permanent disability and people should make proper checkup for earlier diagnoses and treatment. This was stated by Chairman Habib Physiotherapy Complex Dr. Mehboob-ur-Rehman while talking to APP here on Wednesday.

He said most of the people were careless approach toward pain in backache, neck pain and pain in the joints that lead to permanent disability. He said if one is not aware about his own health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, physiological and physical health it could make a bigger challenge as far as his health is concerned. Everyone beyond the age of 40 or even earlier, is complaining of back, cervical pain or knows joint pains, he added. The reason is that we are not aware about physical health one may be diabetic of hypertensive, because there is no awareness for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. 

Dr. Mehboob-ur-Rehman said one can prevent it for the years due to change in life style. Now you eat more but there is consumption as exercise regime, he remarked.  As a result, diabetes and hypertension disturb our daily life, he said.  Our movements are restricted by low back pain and knee joint pain decreasing the productivity of life of a common man, he said. "We deteriorate physical health at early 40s.  He said the ladies lose their muscle strength or have obesity at early age, where the weight bearing joints get inflamed and degeneration starts.  A knee joints are common in women. "I don't agree with consultants asking patients to have prayers in sitting," he said. "It restricts them from physical activity which is maintaining normal range of movements of the joints, as such leading to disability.  In a study conducted in 2012, patients presented to Habib Physiotherapy Complex, 68% are cervical pain, low back pain and knee joint pain, which leads to arthritis. As such a major portion of our community is going towards disability, he opined. He disclosed that in another study conducted from November 2013 to April 2014 at Mahboob School of Physiotherapy, Habib Physiotherapy Complex, it shows that cause of paralysis 30% of hypertension and 28% is of hypertension and diabetes both, the main factor is inactivity of these patients. - APP



Habib Physiotherapy Complex
and Mahboob School of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Sciences Introduction
Published by Daily AAJ on 30th June, 2014

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CONGRATULATION to GOVERNOR K. P. K.
by M. S. P. and H. P. C. Management

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M. Phil Scholars defended THESIS
DAILY AAJ - 26th April, 2014
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M. Phil Scholars defended THESIS
Frontier Post - 24th April, 2014
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M. Phil Scholars defended thesis

Posted on 2014-04-24 08:34:13

 
 

PESHAWAR (APP): The post graduate students of Mahboob School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Gandhara University, Peshawar defended thesis of P.P. D.P.T. (M. Phil) Research.The scholars were Dr. Sami Ullah Khan, (HoD - Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar) Dr. Abdullah Shah and Dr. Hazrat Islam (Northwest General Hospital Peshawar).  It is to be remembered that three other fellows Dr. Muhammad Riaz, Dr. Muhammad Zahoor and Dr. Amir Zeb had already passed out as Post-Graduate Fellows from this first ever institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Sciences in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The MPC is working under the supervision of Dean - Faculty of Sciences, Gandhara University, Chairman Mahboob School of Physiotherapy and Course Director - Dr. Muslim Khan and other Faculty Members who got the honor to supervise the research work.KP have got Post Graduate/ M. Phil Scholars in Physiotherapy which may help in prevention of disabilities and work for its own community and even abroad to enhance the socio-economic condition of their families and country at large.




Disabled People to get FREE PHYSIOTHERAPY
at 25 D. H. Qs (Published in the Daily DAWN)

2nd April, 2014
http://epaper.dawn.com/DetailNews.php?StoryText=02_04_2014_182_005

Disabled people to get free therapy at DHQ hospitals
      
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Project aimed at providing services to victims of violence, stroke and polio By Ashfaq Yusufzai | 4/2/2014 12:00:00 AM
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would establish a physiotherapy and rehabilitation department at each district headquarters hospital to put brakes on avoidable disabilities by providing free services to the victims of violence, stroke and polio, officials said.  The programme, approved for the province for the first time, will also provide physical therapy to the people after they undergo operations to avoid minor disabilities.  Initially, the project, to be launched in all 25 districts of the province, will provide free rehabilitation services to the handicap-ped patients. The project was approved in a meeting held here recently with health secretary in the chair, Dr Mahboobur Rahman, the provincial coordinator for rehabilitation of disabled, told this scribe.  He said that violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and nearby tribal areas had left scores of people disabled owing to which the government approved the project to provide timely physical therapy services to them and lessen the burden of disabilities. The government has allocated Rs59 million for the project, which will be extended later, he said.  Dr Rahman said that under the project, physiotherapy services, which were presently available only at the teaching hospitals of the province, would be provided in the districts. He said that people often developed disabilities owing to non-availability of those facilities at district level hospitals.  Dr Rahman said that the hospitals would get desired equipment and physiotherapists to strengthenrehabilitation services and minimise the quantum of physical disabilities in the province.
According to him, the PC-1 of the programme has been approved to facilitate the physically challenged persons by offering them free physical exercises in the hospitals of their own districts. The physiotherapy department in the respective hospitals will extend free services to patients with joints pain, paralysis and poliomyelitis. Special children and women with disabilities will remain the main beneficiaries.The physiotherapy department at Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar would act as umbrella from where the project would be implemented, Dr Rahman said. The basic objective of the project is to facilitate physically challenged people through rehabilitation, walking aids, vocational rehabilitation and equipment in collaboration with health and social welfare departments besides other stakeholders. The social welfare departmentwill also identify physically challenged people to the health department and they would be sent to the physiotherapy departments in the districts for treatment as well as rehabilitation.  Officials in the healthy department told Dawn that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa suffered many natural calamities besides endless serles of bomb and suicide attacks that injured thousands of people, who risked contractures and deformities even after healing of their wounds.  The programme was aimed at locating such people and giving them free services to save them from being crippled, they said. We will also provide services to the beggars, who would be taken up from streets and markets. They will get vocational training after getting medical treatment, officials said. They said that other trainings and technical skills would also be imparted to the beneficiaries of the programme to enable them to earn their livelihood.
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K.P.K to Introduce Physiotherapy in 
25 D. H. Q. Hospitals (Published in Daily Tribune)
2nd April, 2014

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Victoms of Militancy needs Physiotherapy
says Experts

coverage by Daily DAWN - 9th March, 2014
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Victims of militancy need physiotherapy, say experts
      
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PESHAWAR: Shortage of physiotherapy services has been affecting the treatment of victims of terrorism as well as those requiring physical therapy after undergoing surgery in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), according to experts.  Scant physiotherapy services have been the stumbling block in full recovery of the people who receive injuries or undergo certain surgeries in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata,` said Dr Mahboobur Rehman, head of the physiotherapy department at the Hayatabad Medical Complex (HMC).  Speaking at a function held at the inauguration of the academic block of Mahboob School of Physiotherapy (MSP) at the Habib Physiotherapy Complex on Thursday, he said that the victims of militancy were in desperate need of physiotherapy services. He said that they had suggested the government to start physiotherapy services at all the district headquarters hospitals of the province.  People living in the conflict-prone areas required physiotherapy wards to safeguard the residents against disabilities. We can rehabilitate handicapped people by extending them therapy services,` he said.

Gandhara University vicechancellor Prof Rashid Ahmad Tahirkheli, who inaugurated the building, said that MSP had come a long way to advance physical therapy in the province.  The postgraduate and undergraduate programmesstarted here had already been benefiting the people.  Being a pioneer institute in physiotherapy, it has been offering degree courses since 2007.  Due to the efforts of the MSP, the number of physiotherapists has been increased to cater to the increasing needs of the people, he said.  In the wake of war against terrorism, bomb blasts and suicide attacks the fire-arm injuries and other physical disabilities have increased in the province and country, he said.  Prof Tahirkheli said that there was a need to produce highly trained human resource to cope with the situation.
He said that about 80 per cent of the MSP graduates had been recruited at different national and international organisations working for the ailing community. Gandhara University director Dr Mohammad Tariq said that in Pakistan physiotherapy specialty had not received the desired attention. He said that to promote this branch of medical sciences, they needed physiotherapists for conflict-hit areas because people there were developing contractures and other disabilities for lack of rehabilitation services.  He said that most of the victims could be treated successfully if provided timely services, but majority of people did not know about physical therapy.  Dean Faculty of Sciences Yar Mohammad Khan said that the province`s hospitals needed services of the physiotherapists to provide postoperation services to patients.
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