PLIGHT OF PATIENTS

Nyeri families dump mental health patients in hospitals to feast

Admission requests climax during festive seasons to give families ample time

In Summary

• Primary healthcare facilities share general consultation rooms, some which fail to meet the recommended psychiatric standards.

• High cases of suicide were recorded in 2018, with 56 of the 61 cases of persons aged 25 to 35, being male farmers and casual labourers.

Admission requests for mental health patients in Nyeri health facilities climax during festive seasons.

This is to give family members or caregivers ‘freedom’ to celebrate in peace, away from ...

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