Published On: Fri, Jan 22nd, 2021
Published in Category: Islamabad

One window operation needed to expedite disability certification process: President Alvi

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Islamabad: President Arif Alvi has said that existing procedure for certification and registration of differently able persons (DAPs) is quite slow.

While chairing a follow-up meeting on the registration of DAPs, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, today, he said that persons with disability (PWDs) constituted 12-14 % of the population and they face a great difficulty in getting their disability certificates.

Therefore, he asked the concerned stakeholders to establish an institutional setup to be comprised of medical specialists and representatives of NADRA in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to swiftly process disability certificates.

The meeting was also attended by SAPM on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Dr SaniaNishtar, SAPM on National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSR&C), Dr Faisal Sultan, Chairman NADRA, Mr Usman Yousaf Mobin and senior officials of Ministry of Health.