The Plateau State Contributory Healthcare Management Agency, Director-General, Dr. Fabong Jemchang, lamented the increasing rate of psychiatric disorders in the state.
Dr. Jemchang raised the concerns at a training program organised by PLASCHEMA for medical personnel and health service providers on Thursday 16th September.
He said that the training was organised in collaboration with the state’s Hospital Management Board and the Sound Mind Medical and Rehabilitation Initiative.
Jemchang noted the rise in cases of anxiety disorder, depression, and suicide in the state, and said the training would equip participants with the requisite knowledge to tackle the menace.
he also added that “For us at PLASCHEMA, the concept of mental health is critical to healthcare delivery; unfortunately, that’s one area that has been neglected.”