Disability and Rehabilitation is one of the key components of Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS). The physical rehabilitation services are providing at districts hospitals, provincial hospitals, regional and national specialized hospitals, beside these interventions 23 specialized physical rehabilitation centres are functional at 16 different provinces and providing prosthetics, orthotics, physiotherapy, mobility aid devices in order to restore the functional abilities of person with disabilities and integrate them into society.
Due to the enormous needs for the physical rehabilitation services in the South Eastern region PRT Khost constructed the building for the Orthopaedic Centres in 2008 to provide physical rehabilitation services to the physical disable of South Eastern Provinces (Khost, Paktia and Paktika). The said Centres become functional with the technical and financial support of Disability and Physical Rehabilitation project in 1389. Disability and Rehabilitation project is national project funded by National Development Budget (Discretionary fund) of Ministry of Finance. This project is run under the direct management of disability and Rehabilitation Department, Ministry of Public Health. Under this project physical rehabilitation services (Prosthetics, Orthotics, Physiotherapy and Mobility Aid Devices) are providing for person with Physical Disabilities in order to integrate them into society and make them positive contributor to the national development.
Annually more than 2000 person with physical disabilities are treating in this centre through provision of prosthetics, orthotics and physiotherapy services. Beside it, the Disability and Rehabilitation Project is supporting Wazir Akbar Khan Orthoapedic Centre for the provision of Prosthetics, Orthotics and physiotherapy services. For effective implementation of this project DRD will be working closely with relevant stakeholders and departments to assure quality and better services for person with disabilities.