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All people with disability to get allowances from next budget: PM

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Health Desk- April 2, 2019: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced that the government will arrange allowances for all the differently able people from the next budget.

She said, “Insha Allah, we will arrange allowances for all the differently able people from the next budget.”

The premier said these while addressing the inaugural function of the 12th World Autism Awareness Day at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Tuesday morning.

Currently, 10 lakh disabled people are getting allowance of Tk 700 per month from the government, she said and added that according to the latest census there are 14 lakh such persons in the country.

The Ministry of Social Affairs arranged the function with Social Affairs Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed, MP in the chair.

Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, State Minister for Social Affairs Ministry Sharif Ahmed, and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs Rashed Khan Menon also spoke as the special guests, while Social Affairs Secretary Jewena Aziz Rahman delivered the welcome address.