The Chief Executive Officer of the Trinity Hospital in the Old Tafo municipality of the Ashanti region, Dr. Emmanuel Obeng has called on the government, religious bodies and institutions to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes to address mental health needs of young people.
According to him the government and other stakeholders like NGOs and Corporate bodies should put in place interventions that will prioritise and advocate for funding to support mental needs of the country, with special emphasis on adolescents and young people.
Dr. Emmanuel Obeng made this call when he feted over fifty inmates with mentally disorders with bags of maize, tuber of Yams, bags of rice, beans and many other assorted food items plus washing gels as part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility to help the needy.
Making the donation, the Trinity Hospital CEO said, their outfit has over years contributed immensely towards the welfare and has carved in supporting vulnerable and unfortunate individuals in the society.
“Coming Sunday is the Trinity Sunday that is why Trinity Hospital have Embarked on this donation” He added.
The Kumasi Chesire home seeks to rehabilitate and reintegrate adult psychiatric patients back into their communities safe and sound.
Mr Owusu Adjei, the Administrator of the Chesire home touching on their challenges was pleased with the honour that the Trinity Hospital CEO and his team have done them.
He appealed to individuals, Philanthropists and organizations to emulate the gesture of Dr. Emmanuel Obeng towards the welfare of the inmates.
story by Rexkin Ohene Boateng.