Women and Children Mental Health Departments and a Database Inaugurates at the Mental Health Hospital - Ministry of Public Health Afghanistan

Women and Children Mental Health Departments and a Database Inaugurates at the Mental Health Hospital

 
H. E. Dr. Feda Mohammad Paykan, Deputy Minister for Health Service Provision of Ministry of Public Health of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan inaugurated departments to treat Women and Children suffering from mental illness and a database at the Mental Health Hospital.
 
These newly inaugurated departments are equipped with all advanced medical equipment and funded by the World Bank at a cost of 7,6 million Afghani.
Dr. Feda Mohammad Paykan said “The opening of these departments at the Mental Health Hospital is an important step towards improving and providing quality mental health services and emphasized to increase the level of access of people to health services, especially access to mental health services in all parts of the country.
 
The Deputy Minister for Health Service Provision of Ministry of Public Health said that civil war, poverty and social and economic problems are among the main causes of mental illness in the country, and added that most Afghans are suffering from a variety form of mental illness, and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has worked hard and accomplished huge achievement in this field so far.
 
 It is worth mentioning that currently more than 100 psychologists and about six hundred mental health advisers are engaged in providing mental health services at health centers across the country, which has been very low over the last decade.
 
The Ministry of Public Health intends to promote the Mental Health Hospital to a specialized facility at the country level, and the establishment of a training and digital education center for the development of the hospital's information systems is among the most important issues that are under way. At this time, the mental health hospital has sixty beds which are being used for the treatment of various mental illnesses.