Home Treatment and Rehabilitation

Treatment and Rehabilitation

 

The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed, commonly known as CRP, was founded in 1979 by a small group of Bangladeshis and a British physiotherapist, Valerie Taylor. Miss Taylor came to the Bangladesh (then known as East Pakistan)

in 1969 as a volunteer physiotherapist , and was appalled at the lack of facilities for the disabled and the often poor diagnosis by local doctors. The situation for the disabled was worsened in the aftermath of the 1971 Independence War, after which Bangladesh won its independence from Pakistan.

 

 

After many years of disappointments and setbacks, CRP was opened in 1979. The premises were two cement storerooms in the grounds of a Dhaka hospital. The capacity soon grew from 4 patients to about 50.

CRP moved premises twice more before 1990 when land was purchased in Savar and CRP's current headquarters were developed. From the original green-field site an extensive range of facilities has been developed to include world class treatment for spinal injuries, ground-breaking therapy services, an academic institute which is pioneering the teaching of new professions, workshops, an inclusive school and recreational facilities.

In addition to developing the impressive facilities in Savar CRP has developed several further sub-centres, each with a different focus, in other areas of Bangladesh. The most recent of these is the exciting new centre in the Mirpur area of Dhaka. A further service location is planned in Manikgang, 30km from CRP-Savar.

 

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A Project Agreement on Mental Health was Signed between CRP and Kilmore Parish Church & Friends, Ireland

A very special project agreement named –Regaining Skills through Occupation and Rehabilitation in Mental health was signed between CRP and Kilmore Parish Church & Friends, Ireland on July 21,2014. From CRP Executive Director Md. Shafiq ul Islam and Head of Occupational Therapy Department Md. Zulkar Nayan and from Kilmore Parish Church &


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Profile of Md. Abdullah

Abdullah, a 16 year old boy, who worked in the street of Dhaka City for the quest of earning. At his early age he left home for extra income and had no contact with his parents. He was passing his strenuous life in Dhaka City as usual with other street children. He got primary education before but did not continue for lack of family support.

Once he was working in the Komlapur Railway Station carrying passenger’s loads.When he stood with other children beside a large water drum, a train ticket checker came and pushed him to move away from there. At that moment, a running train came very near to Abdullah. He could not move from the railway plates immediately and got stuck with the railway slippers.


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Saju

Md. Saju, a 24 year old young man, lived in Mukkhopur at Trishal Thana under the Mymensingh District with his Father Mr.Tahajjul Islam, who earned their livelihood by farming. Saju could not receive higher education so he involved in farming with his father. Once he was climbing a big mango tree in his village to collect some mangoes for his family,


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Inauguration of E-library and computer laboratory at BHPI

Mr. Aditya Gaiha,Director, Social Window/Administration & Finance and Mr. Philip Baidya, Assistant Director, Social Window of SAARC Development Fund (SDF) Secretariat,  visited CRP’s BHPI Library on 29th June 2014 and inaugurated E-library & Computer Laboratory at BHPI. The hardware and software of the e-library is funded by SDF under the project of Regional Inter-professional Master’s pr ogram in Rehabilitation Science.

CRP Received Service Innovation Fund from a2i

The UNDP-supported Access to Information (a2i) Programme started in 2007 and it is under implementation by the Prime Minister’s Office. This program has already completed the first round of Service Innovation Fund & declared the names of the winners for the second round. We are delighted to share that CRP is one of the recipients of the second round.


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