The minister of labour and social protection of Turkey visited the Republican Rehabilitation Center for Disabled of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population (VIDEO)
The minister of labour and social protection of the Republic of Turkey Mrs. Julide Sarieroglu visited the Republican Rehabilitation Center for Disabled of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Azerbaijan, where she got acquainted with the rehabilitation conditions created at high standards for persons with disabilities. The minister of labour and social protection of population Salim Muslumov informed Mrs. J. Sarieroglu that special attention and care of the President of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev to the development of the social sphere, contributed to the strengthening of the state policy aimed at full support of the rights of persons with disabilities in our country. The minister informed the guests about the work carried out in the field of increasing opportunities for rehabilitation and social integration of people of this category, providing them with pension and benefit system, as well as war invalids and persons equated to them, with these social payments, with monthly scholarship of the President of Azerbaijan, new housing and etc. S. Muslumov noted that the involvement of persons with disabilities in vocational rehabilitation is also kept in focus. So far, nearly 1,400 people of this category have been involved in vocational rehabilitation at the Vocational Rehabilitation Center for Young People with Limited Health created under the ministry, in recent years. Within the framework of the relevant program, visits of young people with limited health to Turkey and such young people in Turkey to Azerbaijan, mutual participation in vocational rehabilitation events is also provided. S. Muslumov noted that important steps have been taken to improve the rehabilitation infrastructure for persons with disabilities and children with limited health, and that conditions created at the Republican Rehabilitation Center for Disabled is a clear example of this. He stated that conditions created at the Children's Rehabilitation Center, at the same time, the Rehabilitation Center for Children with Special Needs, which was established with the initiative and support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in accordance with high standards, have enabled the organization of effective medical and social rehabilitation of these children. Today, recovery and treatment facilities of the ministry operate in all regions of the republic, and only in the last one year, 39.8 thousand people have been provided with rehabilitation services in these enterprises, the provision of 33 thousand prosthetic-orthopedic products and rehabilitation means to persons with disabilities has been carried out. Mrs. J. Sarieroglu has been closely acquainted with the activities of the departments of physiotherapy and psychological correction, medical and social rehabilitation and functional diagnostics of the Center, the rehabilitation procedures carried out by using modern equipment and devices here, the methods of effective physiotherapy treatment. She said she was satisfied with the modern conditions in the center, the rehabilitation process carried out there; exchange of experiences in the implementation of rehabilitation capabilities of disabled people was of particular importance.