RIYADH: Md Rasooldeen
Published — Thursday 1 August 2013
Last update 1 August 2013 6:27 am
The Ministry of Health has embarked on 13 major health projects designed for its rehabilitation programs.
Ali bin Saad Al-Qarni, director general of the Medical Rehabilitation Department at the Ministry, announced Wednesday that the projects are related to physiotherapy and artificial limbs in support of medical rehabilitation services provided to injured patients.
As part of the program, three centers are being built in Hafr Al-Batin, Asir and Al-Qassim. Eight physiotherapy centers are to be constructed in Riyadh, Jeddah, Taif, and Qunfuda and two artificial limb centers in Riyadh and Ahsa.
The ministry has 194 physiotherapy centers, 33 occupational treatment centers, 21 artificial limb centers and seven autism centers.
With costs reaching SR1 billion, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Humanitarian City has created a qualitative transition within health care programs for the rehabilitation of the disabled, orthopedic disorders and joints surgery.
The city employs advanced programs for treatment and rehabilitation to international standards.
The center includes a spinal cord accidents rehabilitation program, which provides continuous rehabilitative care for all patients plagued with various sorts of disorders, spinal cord. It concentrates on recovering movement abilities through physical therapy practice, and training them and their families to adapt to the injury.
The center has a rehabilitation program for cerebral palsy and brain injuries due to various accidents, or neurological deviations and growing confusion.