BY SAMIE WAIKORI
ESTABLISHING genuine contact with the Mental Unit at Kilu’ufi Hospital is very important for proper discharging of mentally ill patients.
Dr Rex Maukera who is in charge of the Mental Unit made the statement following challenges faced with the matter.
He said when family members or relatives take their sick relative to the mental unit for treatment, they failed to leave their contacts so that staff can call them on matters concerning the patient.
“And it has been resulted in many cases experienced that when the patient discharged we don’t know their relatives to call them for proper discharging of the patient.
“A challenge for us and something public must aware off when bring their relative or family member to the mental unit for care,” Maukera said.
He said it is against the rights of the patients to continue keeping them in confined care when they are showing recovery.
He said this is very important and needs cooperation between Kilu’ufi Hospital and people to make it happen.
Maukera stressed, “Don’t just come to leave the severe mental disorder person and forget about him or her.
“Being a member of your family or community you must respect and care for the person and the status of his/her sick.”