N/R: ‘Gub Kati Mali Society’ donates used clothing and foot wears to mental health patients
As part of activities marking the celebration of ‘World Mental Day’ on Saturday 9th October 2020, ‘Gub Kati Mali Society’ has made a donation of used clothing and Foot Wears to some selected self help groups of mental ill people and their care givers in the Northern region.
Across the world on Saturday 10th October 2020, marked world mental day. This was widely celebrated by psychiatrists, Psychologists, mental specialists as well as persons with mental illnesses.
In Northern Region, the celebration was not left out as ‘Gub Kati mali society’ in collaboration with Northern Regional Alliance for Mental Health Development donated items to some ill people and their Care givers in 5 communities of the Northern region as part of activities marking the celebration of ‘Word Mental Day’.
Over 500 beneficiaries both men and women from 5 communities such as Kumbungu, Sagnarigu, Gumbihi and Nakpanzoo received used clothing and foot wears from ‘Gub Kati Mali Society’ led by executive director Sheik Yakubu Abdul Karim.
When presenting the items to the beneficiaries at Nakpanzoo in Tamale, Sheik Yakubu Abdul Karim, the executive director of Gub kati mali noted that those with mental illness have been marginalized and neglected for long without any attention from authorities in terms of providing avenues for medications.
With increasing numbers in mental illness in the region, he called on government to establish psychiatrist center in the region to take care of those with mental challenges.
In an interview with the news team, Some of the beneficiaries thanked Gub Kati Mali Society for their humanitarian gesture but appealed to government to come to their aid by providing them with drugs for the medication. They also called for financial support from government.
Source: Saganitvonline.com/Alhassan Mumuni Inusah