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Islamabad welcomes the creation of a New Autism Center – Voice News

Islamabad welcomes the creation of a New Autism Center


Abdul Qadir Patel, Minister for National Health Services Regulations and Coordination, on Thursday opened the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences state-of-the-art National Autism and Mental Health Center for autistic children (PIMS).

Speaking at the event, the minister announced that, in order to better serve patients who had previously experienced a lack of such resources, the government has opened the nation’s first public National Autism and Mental Health Centre for Children in the nation’s capital.

According to him, the center will provide diagnostic and treatment services in the center’s out-patients department (OPD) during the first phase. He also stated that patients will have access to free medical advice on a variety of disease-related topics, including the management of diagnostic and treatment at the center.

According to the minister, there are 0.4 million people with autism in the nation. According to him, the diagnosis of the illness is the main problem in Pakistan because there have been reports of incorrect diagnoses, and patients there also have problems with treatment and access to services.

Autism Cases in Pakistan

Over 350,000 cases of autism have been reported in Pakistan, according to the founder of the Autism Resource Center (ARC), a Rawalpindi-based organization that helps youngsters with the disorder. She claims that according to their research, there are 66 children in the world who fall under the autistic spectrum. This information is not yet available online. Unfortunately, neither a professional diagnosis nor any form of treatment has been given to the majority of these kids.

Day of Global Autism Awareness

The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is on April 2, 2016, and April is Autism Awareness Month. In recognition of its international “Light It Up Blue” campaign, Autism Speaks, a global leader in autism science and activism, has encouraged landmarks, buildings, schools, businesses, and houses throughout the world to flash dazzling blue lights. Additionally, they requested that people wear blue on the day in recognition of the millions of people and families affected by autism.

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