Paraplegic Centre Peshawar(PCP), is an autonomous body working under the umbrella of the department of health, Govt of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, providing free of cost, “Comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Services” including, Skilled Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotic Management, Psychological Counseling, Recreational Activities, Skills Building, Community Re-Integration, provision of Custom Made Wheel Chairs, Adoptive/ Supportive equipments and Follow Up Services including minor home modifications along with Medical and Nursing care of people with Post Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and the rest of the country.
Paraplegic Center Peshawar was envisioned by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in collaboration with the department of Health Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in late 70,s and early 80,s in wake of the Russian/Afghan War. It used to be the only Center of its kind in the entire South Asia, till it was copied by India, Georgia, Syria and Pak Army in late 80's and early 90's. From its very inception till 2007, it went through many ups & down. It was re-established as an autonomous body through an ordinance in 2007, which lead to the “Paraplegic Center (Taking over & Re-Establishment) Act 2009”.
As “Secretary Finance Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa" from 2002 till 2009, I had close interaction with the "Paraplegic CenterHayatabad". I always appreciated the Centre’s performance and maintained an overall good impression regarding its services throughout my tenure.
Breaking a bone or two is one thing! Breaking back or neck is yet another, as unlike any other bone in our body, the spine, (back bone) not only keeps our body straight and tall, it also protects the delicate nervous tissue called the spinal cord, which serves as a link between our body and the brain.
Board of Governors
The list of members "Board of Governors" who oversees the activities of Paraplegic Center Peshawar