Fatimah: Govt has always put people with disabilities at the heart of its policies

Fatimah visiting PDK Miro in Lutong.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 15: The State government has always been committed to putting people with disabilities (OKU) at the heart of the government’s policies.

Women, Childhood, and Community Wellbeing Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said this was reflected in Gabungan Parti Sarawak’s (GPS) 34-point manifesto.

She said this during her working visit to the community-based rehabilitation centre (PDK) at the Association of Parents with Special Children (Pibakis) in Lutong, Miri.

“The government is providing various assistance and support systems to help develop children with special needs as the government wants to ensure that no one is left behind,” she explained.

She added that following the success of PDK Miri in Lutong, the same system would be used by PDK Dalat, which was established about four months ago.

PDK Miri has been occupying the building owned by Pibakis Miri since 2017, which currently houses 99 children with disabilities aged eight to 25.

There are 55 PDKs in the State with Kuching topping the list (16), followed by Samarahan (6), Miri (6), Sri Aman (4), Sibu (4), Sarikei (4), Serian (3), Mukah (3), Bintulu (3), Betong (2), Kapit (2), and Limbang (2). ― DayakDaily