25th May 2019
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Detained mentally ill to get health facility

Author : Magdoline Joseph | Published: 3 years ago

Mentally ill people who are kept in Juba Prison will soon be relocated to Juba Teaching Hospital after completion of a new facility, the Minister of Health has announced.

Mentally ill people have been kept at the main prison due to a lack of a mental hospital.

Dr Riek Gai says a new hospital for mental health will be built in Juba with funding from the Indian government.

He says the government of Jubek State has allocated land for the construction of the hospital.

“We are going to use part of a grant that was given by the government of India to construct that hospital South West of Juba,” Dr Gai told the media, after meeting the President Tuesday on health plans.

It’s now clear how many people with mental health issues will benefit from the new hospital to be constructed.

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