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Accra Psychiatric Hospital won’t be closed down – Authorities
From: Ghana/Joy News          Published On: May 31, 2013, 00:44 GMT
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Accra Psychiatric Hospital won’t be closed down – Authorities
Authorities at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital say they have averted a possible closure of the facility as announced earlier.

Officials of the facility on Thursday announced they will have to shut it down because they have run out of food and drugs for inmates.

But speaking to Joy News, the deputy head of the hospital, Peter Agyeman Gyau said the timely intervention of the health minister has addressed the challenge.

“The closure will not happen, they will not, they will not. We have a supportive minister…with her at the helm of affairs we cannot close down the facility for the whole country to suffer,” Mr Gyau noted.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Sherry Ayittey says her ministry has begun an elaborate process to reform the entire mental health system in order to deal with the many challenges confronting the sector.

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