“Delhi government believes in education, not for degrees, but application. Education should serve humanity. If we could focus on improving the IQ, EQ of physically and mentally challenged children through various programmes, it would be a humungous task,” said Dr SB Deepak Kumar, Secretary, Directorate of Training and Technical Education.
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“DPSRU is facilitating in the right field, and it should continue to grow and modernize,” said Dr Deepak, who was speaking at a function organised by Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research University for inaugurating its newly-built Pediatric Physiotherapy Unit.
In his address, Professor RK Goyal, vice-chancellor, DPSRU, stressed the fact that outcome-based research has led to the noteworthy achievements of the physiotherapy unit that started in 2015 and has reached a patient count of 700+.
“The unit highlights the role of physiotherapy from “Womb to Tomb”. It encourages the physical development in children to an optimal level by providing them a creative and enjoyable environment,” said Dr Sapna Dhiman, in charge of the Pediatric Unit.
According to Dr Shilpa Jain, head of the School of physiotherapy, “The kaleidoscopic unit is built keeping the interest of children in mind with colourful caricatures painted on the walls. It consists of all the equipment targeting the amalgamation of habilitation along with amusement. This is a seed unit to our upcoming Early Intervention Unit”.
“In this country where disorders in children are more than the treatment, this is a wonderful start,” said Dr Arun Aggarwal, president DCPTOT.
This unit would treat children with cerebral palsy, autism, and Down syndrome by providing neurodevelopment therapy, balance training and motor planning and execution. The unit will also offer tailor-made programs for caregivers as well as parents as they may learn how to position their children for day-to-day activities. The new pediatric unit is an addition to the already existing exercise therapy unit and neuro physiotherapy unit in the university.
The Pediatric Physiotherapy Unit at DPSRU was inaugurated by Shri Ajay Dutt, MLA – Ambedkar Nagar, Delhi, in the presence of key dignitaries Dr SB Deepak Kumar, Secretary, TTE, Dr Arun Aggrawal, President DCPTOT, Professor RK Goyal, Vice-Chancellor, DPSRU, Dr OP Shuka, Registrar, Deans, Prof. Geeta Aggarwal and Prof. Rajiv Tonk, Prof. Harvinder Popli, Director, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dr P.K. Sahoo, Director, DIPSAR Dr Shilpa Jain, Head School of Physiotherapy and Dr Jaseela Majeed, Head School of Allied Health along with the other senior faculty members.