Government urged to release funds for welfare of special people – Journal

KOHAT: Amjid Afridi, District Social Welfare Officer, has asked the government to release funds for clothing, wheelchairs and accommodation costs for about 6,500 special people to overcome their miseries.

Speaking to this correspondent on Thursday, he said that currently they only provide free education and pick-and-drop service to special students and pay them Rs 5,000 per person per year.

In a meeting with the Medical Superintendent of KDA University Hospital, he discussed streamlining the existing one-stop facility for registering special persons.

Mr. Afridi said they had no funds to provide wheelchairs, food etc. to special people. He said thousands of special people have yet to be registered.

Currently, special people were helped mainly by their relatives.

DENGUE: The District Health Officer, Dr. Shoeb, asked Focal Person Misal Khan and the Tehsil Municipal Administration to address the spread of dengue fever larvae on a scientific basis.

He held a morning meeting on Thursday with staff concerned with the eradication of dengue fever and mosquitoes. He said teams should be sent to affected areas to treat patients and carry out spraying.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: The Darra Adamkhel tribal tehsil administration has ordered all heads of departments and bank managers to prepare for the August 14 celebrations.

Chairing a meeting in his office on Thursday, Additional Assistant Commissioner Adnan Khan instructed officials to decorate the buildings and host occasional receptions.

Meanwhile, traffic officers have called on the public to avoid using pressure horns on August 14, as it hampers listening to the sirens of ambulances and police vehicles for clearing the roads in the event of an emergency. emergency.

Addressing a press conference, Chief Warden Faheem Khan Bangash also urged parents to advise children not to use horns, which had already been banned under Section 144.

Meanwhile, Additional Assistant Commissioner-II Mohammad Vaqas carried out operations in areas near Hangu, Rawalpindi and Bannu roads and destroyed horns sold in shops.

Posted in Dawn, August 12, 2022

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