Members of Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Disability

CRP’s activities unique, imitable
says Members of Parliamentarians’ Caucus

Members of Parliamentarians’ Caucus on Disability under the coordination of National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled (NFOWD) visited Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) on 27th September 2011. The team was headed by Advocate Abdul Matin Khasru, MP. Among other members of Parliamentarians’ Caucus, Mr. A B M Ghulam Mostafa, MP and Ms Rowshan Jahan Shathi, MP.  The reason for this visit was to gain practical knowledge about the services offered by CRP to people with disabilities.

Mr. Shafiq-ul Islam, Executive Director, CRP welcomed the team at CRP’s head office. Members of Parliamentarians’ Caucus were briefed on CRP’s services and activities by Mr. Shafiq-ul Islam which was followed by a cultural programme performed by students of CRP’s Inclusive Primary School and a thorough visit of CPR’s facilities. The team found CRP’s facilities interesting and hoped that the visit would help them to formulate realistic and supportive laws and policies which will uphold the rights and fundamental freedom of people with disabilities in Bangladesh. They hoped that CRP would continue to play an important role in the treatment and rehabilitation of people with disabilities in the future. In an interview to The Daily Star, a noted english daily of Bangladesh, Mr. Abdul Matin Khasru told “The way the CRP is working for the treatment and rehabilitation of the physically challenged people at almost free of cost is quite unique not only in Bangladesh but in the world. The combination of such commitment and cordial service is needed at every hospital in the country.” We would recommend to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to increase governmental allocation for the CRP, he added.