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Mental Health Subcommittee takes stock of mentally challenged persons in W/Region

The Western Region Mental Health Sub-Committee was launched last year to among other things provide medical and other support services for persons with mental difficulties in the region.

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The Western Regional Mental Health Subcommittee of the Ghana Health Service has taken to the streets of Sekondi Takoradi to ascertain the number of mentally challenged persons on the streets.

This according to the committee is in line with improving mental health service  delivery in the region. 
Speaking to pulse.com.gh, the Western Regional Mental Health Coordinator Charles Kwame Vigbedor noted that “we want to know how many of us are on the streets. We want to track the trend. And we want the numbers to help us in planning support services for them”.

“The data collected will become formal regional and national data source for funding variety of grants and mental health programs”. He added

A Community Mental Health Officer with the Takoradi Government Hospital Joyce Biney who was part of the team ascertaining the  situation in the region also added that “the condition with our relatives on the streets requires commitment and resources to deal with. Knowing the numbers is the first step which will help us in our resolve and commitment to give them the best of care they need”.

The Western Region Mental Health Sub-Committee was launched last year to among other things provide medical and other support services for persons with mental difficulties in the region.

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