KARACHI: Minister for Woman Development and Special Education Rubina Qaimkhani said on Wednesday that the Department of Special Education would conduct seven dump and deaf operations soon.
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club, she said after the 18th Amendment, Special Education Department was handed over to provinces and since then, it was the responsibility of provinces to provide better facilities in the Special Education Centers. She said initially, there are 50 centers in Sindh and now 25 newly centers had been established in different districts of province.
Rubina said that with support of her department, seven dump and deaf children’s operations was about to carry out, which would be newly step of development, taken by her department in which government was also interested to support to do such kind of act.
The minister said more operations of the children would be carried out in order to rid them disability. Informing about 16 months of departmental achievement, she said they had started pick and drop facility for the special school children.
She said few children studying in special education had been nominated for international athletes. She said disable children are considered a burden in the society but her department had decided to facilitate them in their centers with every possible facility where they could feel themselves as common people. She said 75 assessment centers had been established in different districts of Sindh.
She further said her department bears the cost of Rs 45,000 per patient while seven children were being operated. She said that she was hopeful of successful operation and was trying to help more children.