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GOV’T TO MOVE AWAY FROM INSTITUTIONALIZING PSYCHIATRIC PATIENTS

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony has announced a shift in the government’s approach to treating psychiatric patients. Instead of extended hospital stays, the focus will be on providing treatment and discharging patients once they have recovered from serious episodes. This change aligns with the recently passed modern Suicide Prevention Bill and aims to provide more appropriate care for mental health patients. Kerese Gonzales has more details in the following report.

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