PSRD started as a small physiotherapy department within Mayo Hospital in 1957. Now, it is a full-fledged Orthopedic Hospital with a High School for differently abled children and a College of Rehabilitative Sciences. It provides complete services to support persons with disabilities including Orthotics & Prosthetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational & Speech Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation, Skill Development, Community Based Rehabilitation and much more, thus providing complete rehabilitation underone roof.
Once again this year, PSRD was able to lay great emphasis on raising awareness about the issues faced by differently abled persons by holding various events and seminars.
PSRD High School aims at academic excellence of its students, while trying to integrate them as contributing individuals to society and equip them to face the fast changing needs of the 21stcentury. The school charges a nominal fee from students who can afford to pay. In addition, all students are provided with free breakfast and lunch, books, therapy and treatment, and transport so that they have a fair chance of an inclusive education.
BISE Lahore announced the Matriculation result in July 2018. Muhabbat Ali obtained 790/1100 marks & secured 1st position in the School. The pass percentage was 100%. Six students were differently abled and two students were able bodied.
An internship/observership program was organized in three sessions for DPT students of 4th year and final year from HEC recognized universities. This year, 28 presentations and clinical demonstrations were made. PSRD is the only organization that provides opportunity to students who have no proper clinical setup in their own universities.
World Occupational Therapy Day was observed on October 27, 2018 with the theme “Global Day of Service”. PSRD provided free Occupational Therapy assessments and treatment sessions to all patients.
World Physical Therapy Day was organized in September 2018. This was an opportunity for physical therapists to raise awareness about the importance of their profession towards keeping people mobile, pain-free and independent.
In affiliation with International Osteoporosis Foundation, PSRD joined organizations across the globe to observe the World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2018 with the theme “Love your Bones”. Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, was the Chief Guest.
In addition, a public awareness rally was held in collaboration with the Motorbike Association of Pakistan after the seminar.
This was observed on December 1, 2018. Professor Asif Zahoor from the University of Lahore was the Chief Guest. PSRD High School students presented a beautiful program to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
After qualifying in Vocational Training and other skills, a function was arranged in March 2019 at Attari Saroba. Certificates and special prizes were given to successful students. Begum Parveen Sarwar, wife of Governor of Punjab was the Chief Guest.
The annual award ceremony was held in March to appreciate differently abled persons who achieved success in their enterprises through loaned funds. The loan recovery rate was 98%. Senator Waleed Iqbal was the chief guest and Bilal A Chaudhri was the special guest. The efforts of PSRD regarding rehabilitation of persons with disabilities was appreciated. Awards were given to successful loanees, while best performance awards were given to the Rehabilitation Officers.
To ensure better treatment facilities to patients, an anesthesia workstation machine with vaporizer and monitor from Drager was installed in the Operation Theatre.
On an annual basis, the University of Punjab sends its Social Work Department students to PSRD for field work training.