Commissioner Hyderabad Abbas Baloch holds meeting to discuss the project
Hyderabad: The provincial government is going to establish Sindh Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SIPMR) in Hyderabad for providing treatment facilities to the persons with different kinds of disabilities.
The institute is being established at an estimated cost of Rs.600 million in the premises of Sindh Government Hospital Paretabad.
This would be second such kind of Institution, as the provincial government had previously established Sindh Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (SIPMR) in Karachi in 2007, which is the only institute of Pakistan providing treatment facilities to the persons with different disabilities. It is the first ever teaching and clinical multidisciplinary civilian institute providing treatment and other facilities to approximately 200000 patients yearly. It also offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in Occupational Therapy, Prosthetic and Orthotics.
Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch presided over a meeting at his camp office in GOR colony wherein District Health Officer Hyderabad Muhammad Juman and Dr. Nabila signed the Memorandum of Understanding. Dr. Nabila, Executive Director of the SIPMR Karachi has been assigned to supervise the project in Hyderabad also. The meeting also discussed various matters related to the Institute.
The Institute is being established to provide better treatment facilities to disabled persons. The facilities to be provided at the Hyderabad institute would also include physiotherapy, speech therapy and other facilities. Specialist doctors will be posted here.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Hyderabad Tabarez Sadique Marri and Assistant Director Planning and Development Muhammad Aamir Jatoi were also present.