Principle of rehabilitation and Legal documents on accessibility

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      1. In Nepal, several rehabilitation centers offer various services to cater to different needs. Some examples of key facilities and the services they provide:

      Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC):

      Location: Banepa Valley, near Kathmandu.
      Services: Inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient PM&R (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), physiotherapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, assistive device services, psychological support, vocational counseling, community-based rehabilitation follow-up, and telerehabilitation​ (SISN)​.
      Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC):

      Location: Banepa, Kavre.
      Services: Inpatient and outpatient services, surgical procedures, physiotherapy, prosthetics and orthotics, reconstructive surgery, education programs, community-based rehabilitation, mobile clinics, and awareness camps​ (HRDC Nepal)​.
      These centers emphasize a multidisciplinary approach, involving various healthcare professionals to deliver comprehensive rehabilitation services.

      2. Laws and Policies on Accessibility in Nepal
      Nepal has made significant strides in implementing laws and policies to enhance accessibility for individuals with disabilities:

      Disability Rights Act, 2017:

      This act aims to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, ensuring access to public services, education, and employment.
      National Policy and Plan of Action on Disability, 2006:

      This policy outlines measures for improving accessibility in physical infrastructure, such as buildings and public transport, and reducing social barriers like stigma and discrimination.
      Accessibility Guidelines for Physical Infrastructure and Communication Services, 2013:

      These guidelines set standards for making public buildings, transportation, and communication services accessible to persons with disabilities.

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