Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health in the country

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health in the country

The Hospital Director of Pantang Hospital, Dr.Frank Baning has disclosed that, Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health in the country.

He said Mental health disorders, according to the World Health Organization(WHO) are among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.

According the him ,a great deal of work still remains in order to create accessible resources for all and eliminate mental health stigma and discrimination, which prevents people from receiving the help they need.

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Speaking to peace news at the commissioning of Renovation and Face lift Project by NewMount Ghana at the Pantang Psychiatric OPD, he therefore called on the government to pay more attention and prioritize Mental health in the country.

The Director of Communications and external Relations of NewMount Ghana, Mr.Agbeko Kwane Asumah on his part added that, one of their strategy plan for the year 2020 is to pay more attention on mental health and these gave them the opportunity to commission,Renovate and Face lift Project at the Psychiatric OPD at Pantang Hospital to help educate people on mental health in the country which has been neglected for long and called on other partners support mental health.

 

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