Ga East chiefs urge Ghanaians to donate to mental patients

By Naa Betty Mingle& Erica Kwapong

The Ga East Municipality chiefs have urged the organisations and philanthropists to donate items to inmates of the mental hospitals, saying that mental stress was one of the main causes of psychiatric illnesses, and can be encountered by anyone.

This note was made by Nii Afutu Brempong III, Chief of the Danfa community in the Ga East District, during a donation to the Pantang Mental Hospital.

He said that being leaders and landowners they know the difficulties faced in the hospitals, concerning the welfare of patients, adding that they also need to contribute their quota to the hospitals.

He further stated that most of the inmates are in need, and the welfare provided is not enough.

The Danfa Chief was accompanied by Nii Boi Legon I, Oko Mantse, Nii Kwao Obuabasah II, Kwabenya Mantse, Nii Mante Dzahaa I, Chief of Teiman, and Nii Tetteh Kwao I, Haatso Dzaasetse Mantse, and donated food items worth GH¢150, including beans, rice, maize and used clothing to the inmates of the Pantang Hospital.

Meanwhile, the chiefs declared that they would be donating items annually for the welfare of the inmates.

Madam Christina Reynolds, Deputy Director of Nursing Services, on behalf of the hospital, received the items and showed appreciation to the chiefs, and hoped that more of such donations would come.

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