ISLAMABAD (APP) - Minister for Social Welfare and Special Education, Samina Khalid Ghurki Tuesday emphasized on establishing special health care units for the welfare of disabled people. She said this in a meeting with Kathleen McDonald, Associate Director Health and Democracy USAID here Tuesday. The number of disabled people in Punjab province is lower than the other provinces like Sindh, NWFP and Balochistan. Similarly,the people living in the rural areas are deprived of basic health care facilities. She said that the lack of trained teachers at primary level is also another impediment to bring disabled into mainstream. Around 49 per cent children have multiple disabilities by birth in Pakistan and there is no field projects for special care of these people. The lack of awareness, few number of family planning centres and transportation facilities in rural areas are major problems for disabled.Kathleen McDonald, Associate Director USAID assured to provide all the necessary assistance for the welfare of special children. She said that projects for education and health care facilities would be initiated to facilitate the disabled people. The research would be done at district and provincial level in this regard, the director added.