psychiatric hospitals destroyed in calabar will be in place soon- state minister for health

psychiatric hospitals destroyed in calabar will be in place soon- state minister for health

Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said the country must pay important attention to the psychiatric health with increase in substance abuse.


The minister declared this when he visited the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, which was vandalised by hoodlums parading during the #EndSARS protesters on Oct. 24.

He described the vandalism as mindless and said that kind of institution shouldn’t have been under attack.


He also called for assistance from the president and the state governor and some non-governmental organisations to aid in building the hospital back.


It was reported that the hospital was established by colonialists as an asylum in 1903, and was said to be the first psychiatric facility in Nigeria, but was later upgraded and renamed by the Minister of Health, Mr Dalhatu Tafida in 1995 .

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