The first public sector National Autism and Mental Health Center for children has been built in Pakistan by the federal government in Islamabad.
According to information, Abdul Qadir Patel, minister of national health services, will open the center on Thursday. The Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences has built this cutting-edge center.
The minister stated that this will be the first center of its caliber in the nation at the time. He continued by saying that the facility’s outpatient department will house the center’s initial diagnostic and treatment capabilities.
He said that the patients will also avail of free medical advice on various aspects of the disease including diagnostic and treatment management at the centre.
He said an estimated 0.4 million people in the country are Autism patients, adding the major issue in Pakistan is a diagnosis of the disease as there are reports of wrong diagnose of the disease.
He said the issues related to the treatment and availability of facilities are also being faced by patients in Pakistan. He added that this is major progress in the health sector as the government is committed to serving the people of Pakistan.