KSA - Authority for care of people with disabilities
Wednesday, 02 14 2018, Category: Health, Country: Saudi Arabia
The Council of Ministers chaired by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Monday gave approval for establishing an Authority for the Care of People with Disabilities.
Approval was given after the Cabinet reviewed the recommendations made by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs (CEDA).
The Board of Directors of the Authority, headed by the Minister of Labor and Social Development, consists of representatives from the ministries of health, labor and social development, finance, economy and planning, and municipal and rural affairs, and two people with disabilities as members as well as two parents of people with disabilities as members.
Minister of Labor and Social Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Authority for the Care of People with Disabilities Ali Al-Ghafees said the Authority is financially and administratively independent.
It will work to raise the level of services and requirements for people with disabilities and fulfill their needs in terms of education, treatment and rehabilitation, provide employment opportunities and help them benefit from public facilities and services.