Karachi: Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) as a part of Independence Day Celebration organized a Ceremony to distribute Free Artificial Limb to the poor disabled patients.
In the Ceremony, more than 80 artificial limbs and hands were distributed free of cost to the needy disabled patients.
The Ceremony was held at Arag Auditorium of Dow Medical College, Karachi. Syed Murad Ali Shah, Finance Minister was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Syed Murad Ali Shah, Finance Minister appreciated the measures being taken by the Dow University in helping the people to achieve their maximum level of wellness.
He also assured full support from Government of Sindh in term of financial, legislative and administrative work.
Dr. Nabila Soomro, Director IPM&R said that this institute is offering post graduates and undergraduates degree to produce qualified skilled rehabilitation professionals e.g. Physiatrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and orthotics and prosthetics.
Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (IPM&R) team works together as a multidisciplinary team that includes physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists & orthotists, speech therapists, recreational therapists, neuropsychologist, social workers special educators and nurses.
The team ensures that patient needs are met and he/she is independent in society inspite of his / her disability.
The Institute has multidisciplinary rehabilitation team, which includes Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Vocational Therapists, Orthotists and Prosthetists, Language and Swallowing Pathologist, Clinical Nutritionist and a Clinical Neurophysiologist, Speech therapist and special educationist.
It also provides outpatient and community-based rehabilitation services in rural and urban areas of the Country.
Prof. Masood Hameed Khan, Vice Chancellor DUHS, said that we are facing disabilities everyday due to bomb blast, earth quakes, traffic accidents, amputations, violence and congenital abnormalities in Pakistan.
The increasing numbers of disabled in Pakistan are demanding reasonably good quality of life.
Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is the first ever institute of Dow University of Health Sciences offering multidisciplinary rehabilitation management with physical modalities, manual therapies and exercise to improve lost functions,
He further said that the vision at IPM&R is to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities through multidisciplinary rehabilitative care in order to restore fullest possible, physical, mental, social and economic independence.