Society, family system need to play due role to facilitate people needing rehabilitative care: Alvi

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ISLAMABAD-President Dr Arif Alvi emphasized that society and the family system would have to play their due role to facilitate the lives of persons with disabilities as well as those needing rehabilitative care.

ISLAMABAD-President Dr Arif Alvi emphasized that society and the family system would have to play their due role to facilitate the lives of persons with disabilities as well as those needing rehabilitative care. The president, addressing the concluding ceremony of a course held by the Global Rehabilitation Leadership Institute, said the community welfare had been the basis for all religions including Islam, Christianity and Judaism, citing the examples of holy prophets, Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.) and his companions. He said at a time when the world lacked morality and humanism in its affairs, it was the society that would have to play its part, particularly for the welfare of persons with disabilities and those who could benefit from rehabilitation. Citing a research study, the president told the gathering that around 24 percent of Pakistan’s population suffered mental stress including 60-70 percent of the students. He said the situation could not be addressed at a time when the country had just 600 psychiatrists and 1200 psychologists. In such a case, the family system could prove to be a good anchor to extend its support in the form of group therapy and stress sharing. President Alvi said without depending on the state, the…

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