Centre For the Rehabilitation Of The Paralyzed-CRP

Centre For the Rehabilitation Of The Paralyzed-CRP


1.       Rehabilitation of disabled persons, especially the paralyzed.

2.       To provide disabled people with access to community services throughout Bangladesh and to promote equal opportunities for disabled people in the main stream society.

3.       An important objectives of CRP’s special needs school is to prepare children with special needs to integrate them into their local schools.

Existing resources available:

CRP is dependent on the donation of national and international organization and individuals. While heavily dependent or funding from donor agencies and individuals, they have some own income generating activities, such as-

1.       Konokbari project: The attractive collection of dress products for sale include- table clothes, cushion covers, bed sheets and sallower-Kamez.

b)      Metal Workshop: CRP’s metal workshop produces many different type of mobility aids and appliances for paralyzed people including made to measure wheel chairs, braces and walking aids.

c)       Wood workshop: It produces educational toys and puzzles for children and     also furniture particularly for local schools.

d)      Fish and necessary plants

e)       Card and calendars

f)       Poultry.

g)       Rent From guest room.


A. Treatment Facilities:

a)       CRP applies a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure appropriate     management of patients with spinal cord lesions. it has a 100 bedded specialized hospital for patients with spiral cord injury.

b) Nursing services:

c) Physiotherapy services:

The service is provided both for inpatients and out patients. In patient services are provide for patient with spinal cord lesions, some orthopedic         surgical cases and for children with cerebral palsy. In out patients department, the conditions treated are …………..

* Orthopedic Conditions- Musculoskeletal conditions, including low back pain, fractures, osteoarthritis, spondylosis, soft tissue injury etc.

* Neurological condition- Cerebro-vascular accidents, peripheral neuropathy, head injuries, spinal cord injuries post polio and myopathies.

d)      Occupational therapy services:

In patient and outpatient receive services through purposeful activities, therapeutic exercise, special equipment skills      training and environmental modification to maximize the persons ability to participate independently in everyday life.

e)       Half-way hostel:

It prepares patients for reintegration into the      community.Before being discharged from CRP; patient spend 10-15 days in the hostel in order to become competent in our environment similar totheir home environment.

f)       Motivation, counselling and recreational services:

It helps patients to understand and accept themselves and encourages them to enter into active training for self efficiency.

g)       Mobility aids and appliances:

CRP produces many types of mobility aids and appliances for       paralyzed people through its metal workshop.

h)      Output patient Services:

i)       Pathology:

various pathological list are carried out on inpatient and       outpatient.

j)       Radiography

k)      Surgery

l)       Tele mediance services:

It provides expert medical advice from UK.

B. Program for disabled children:

(a)     Mother and child care unit: Through the sessions the mothers of the         children with disabilities are able to learn how to give appropriate    care to their children in the home environment.

(b)     Special needs school: It is for children with cerebral palsy who       require more individual care.

(c)      Special seating services: Special chairs are made for children according to their needs, to stabilized them, improving their balances, enabling then to use their hands and reducing further deformity.

C) Rehabilitation Services:

a)       Special welfare unit: Its objectives is to rehabilitate the disabled persons in      the country, the unit works in the remain areas, in the institution and in         after care.

b)      Vocational Training: It is one way to help people who become independent. Taking into consideration a persons ability, desire, and environment, CRP arranges training on computer operation, electronics, repair, tailoring, shop management, poultry raising, embroidery, painting of pictures, paper bag and fishing net production, laundry etc.  All training are free of charge.

c)       Job placement: CRP tries to arrange employment for patients who have           received vocational training.

d)      Micro credit: Disabled people and their family members have the opportunity to use these facilities if they live in savar or in the surrounding        areas.

D.      Community based Rehabilitation: CRP established this program in collaboration with the social services department of the government.

E.      Training: CRP has established a training institute provide highly trained staff to work in health care provision and rehabilitation.


Increasing numbers of paralyzed people are passing through the center and many continue to live independent lives in their homes all over Bangladesh.

Problems of the organization:

1.       At present, few health professional in Bangladesh are trained adequately to provide appropriate treatment and rehabilitation. This is one of the   problems in CRP.

2.       When people become disabled, It is very difficult the returning   their former work CRP tries very hard to restore disabled people to their previous job.

Personal observations:

General Outlook of our society is to take the disabled as a burden- CRP being the most humanitarians organization in our country is trying its best of change this misconcept. It not only treat and rehabilitate the disable people but devotes all its attention to make them useful for the society. All of its services are regardless of patients economic means. Its holistic approach attempts to consider the patients physical, emotional, social and economic needs, during and following treatment. Both affection and attention of the employee for each and every patient in this organization is praiseworthy.


According to the statistics of World Health Organization about 130 million people in Bangladesh, are disabled which covers almost 10% of total population. Victims of RTA, industrial accident, fall from height, stroke, illness, spinal cord injury may develop paraplegia in most cases, get special treatment and care from CRP according to their need. Children wit disabilities, particularly cerebral palsy demand special treatment for return to their normal life. Regarding his situation CRP invariably plays a great role. Government should give adequate support to it and many more organizations like CRP should be established to meet the increasing demand of the disabled.