JS-03 JS passes Bangladesh Rehabilitation Council Bill, 2018





JS passes Bangladesh Rehabilitation Council Bill, 2018

SANGSAD BHABAN, Oct 29, 2018 (BSS) – Bangladesh Rehabilitation Council
Bill, 2018 was passed in the Jatiya Sangsad with a view to developing the
rehabilitation services for the patients who are suffering various forms of
neurological disorder and recognizing rehabilitation professionals and
restoring its quality control.

According to the object of the bill, country’s estimated 10 per cent
people of the total population are being suffered from any form of
neurological disorder.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon today moved the bill which was
unanimously passed by voice votes with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in
the chair.

Placing the bill, the Social Welfare Minister said the proposed bill will
ensure the development of establishment of quality rehabilitation
professionals and the health care services.

At the same time, the minister said the professionals of nurses and
pharmacists have professional recognition and a legal authority for improving
its quality but the rehabilitation professionals like Physiotherapists,
Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, psychologists, Nutritionists,
Special Educators have no professional recognition and legal authority.

Earlier, the draft of the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Council Bill, 2018 was
placed in the parliament and then sent to the parliamentary standing
committee on October 25 for providing report after further scrutinizing of
the bill.

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