CM declares formation of Kerala’s Allied and Healthcare Professional Committee for physiotherapists

Pinarayi Vijayan, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurating the second national conference of the IAP

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan officially inaugurated the Second National Conference of the Indian Association of Physiotherapists (IAP) here on Saturday.

Health Minister Veena George delivered the keynote address.

The two-day national conference is happening at Travancore International Convention Centre, part of Kariyavattam Greenfield Stadium.

"I am proud to say that physiotherapists are an inseparable part of Kerala's public health sector. What makes physiotherapy unique is that all other modes of treatment require medicines whereas physiotherapy does not. Their way of treatment is something which requires genius exertion, unlike many other systems. Considering the sector's vital role in the state, The Government of Kerala has come up with a notification to form the state's Allied and Healthcare Professional Committee and as inititiated the formation of a preliminary committee which ensures physiotherapists become registered health care professionals. Clinical practitioners will come under the uniform guidelines of the platform. It will guarantee quality education and attain more national and international recognition.” said Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurating the conference.

Health minister Veena George, extended support and regards to the conference on behalf of Kerala health sector and commented “This is a very important step in the field of Physiotherapy. As per the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professional Act, a State Council for Physiotherapists is being formed.”

In this two-day event, experts, researchers, and decision-makers in the field of physiotherapy as well as various corporates across India exhibited and exchanged their knowledge, experience, services and innovations.

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