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Pakistan’s first public sector national autism centre inaugurated in Islamabad

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

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 centre will provide diagnostic and treatment services in the center’s outpatient 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 services at the centre.

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.

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