Paraplegic Center, Hayatabad
• Mean Age ……..26 Years.
• More than 90% live below the poverty line.
• More than 80% are the only bread winner of their
• Active & aggressive people are more vulnerable
to spinal cord injuries.
• It takes around 3 months on average to treat
• Even rich people can’t afford the enormous
cost of treatment and Rehabilitation.
• 1/3 of the spinal cord injuries are easily preventable.
History of Paraplegic
• Russia/Afghan War ?No such facility existed anywhere
in entire South Asia.
• ICRC/Govt of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa/Department of Health.
• 1984 first patient admitted /100 Beds.
• Low cost locally developed technology.
• Free of cost services, Smooth sailing till 1996.
• PRCS Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa
• Beds reduced to 25.
• 1/3 of the building rented.
• 50% Staff reduced.
• Free services withdrawn.
• Rs. 15000 per month charges started.
• Sustainability impossible.
• Imminent collapse.
• Granted in Aid by the department of Health Govt of
• Bed capacity-60.
• Some of the skilled staff rehired.
• One of the rented ward vacated.
• Free services restored, existing services modernized
and new services introduced.
• Visited by the Chief Secretary, Chief Minister &
• Supported by local and international NGO’s and
individual philanthropists. Specially Fred Hollows Foundation,
• Paraplegic Center, taking over and re-establishment
Ordinance 2007, enacted.
• Chairman and members of “BoG” notified.
• First meeting of the “BoG” held on 16th
• ICRC is Back and a home care program is already in
• Approved PC-1 for rehabilitation of Paraplegic Center
• A temporary Budget for May & June 2008 is being
• Finance Committee is working on Permanent Budget right
• An Academic Committee is working on establishing links
with KMU and other Educational Institutions.
• An Executive Committee is working on Services Rules,
Job Description & a permanent service structure.
• With the authorization of the Board, The Executive
committee has decided to give an eviction
notice to the PRCS.
• As soon as the permanent budget is released, the bed
capacity will be increased to 70, and the limitation
of services to post traumatic spinal cord injuries withdrawn.
To transform “Paraplegic Center” into a
state of the art, 100 Beds, spinal cord injuries management
Center of Excellence and eventually turn it into a teaching
and training facility for Physical Rehabilitation
Professionals like Rehab Doctors, Physiotherapists, Occupational
therapists and Rehab Nurses etc.