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15 January 2009 08:49 am

Good Samaritan donates QR100,000 for rehabilitation of disabled

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A kind and generous person has donated QR100,000 to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs to help purchase medical and substitution devices required by those with sight, movement and hearing disabilities. Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani (pictured), President of the Board of Directors of the Society, praised the efforts of businessmen and philanthropic citizens who support institutions that provide services, particularly to people with special needs. He lauded the supporters of the Society for funding and helping it achieve its goals with the co-operation of the guardians of disabled children. He also praised the various institutions and ministries in the country that employ people with special needs as per their qualifications and type of disability. Ameer Al Mulla, Executive Manager of the Society, hailed the role of the institution in providing the latest hi-tech medical equipment for people with special needs, particularly those from low-income families. Many families who have persons with disability cannot afford to buy the expensive devices. The Society helps such families by purchasing such devices with the funds donated by people, he said. The Society has a committee comprising disability specialists that issues medical equipment and devices to users. Following the 23rd meeting of the committee, approval was given to issue 42 medical and 18 substitution devices manufactured in the artificial limbs department of Rumailah Hospital. Besides this, a number of wheelchairs of different sizes, eyeglasses, hearing enhancement devices and special mobile wagons for persons with acute disabilities will be issued. Al Mulla urged institutions and individuals to continue supporting the Society in its humanitarian work. http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=January2009&file=Local_News200901152458.xml