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Synapse donates computers to Nawfia Psychiatric Hospital

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SYNAPSE Services (Centre for Psychological Medicine) has donated set of computers to Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Nawfia, in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State to help facilitate their work.

The equipment which was donated was used to mark the World Mental Health Day Celebration, tagged, “Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.”

Presenting the equipment, the manager and administrator of the Synapse Oak, Awka ,Chidera Otikpa, disclosed that their aim was to provide mental hygiene for ndi Anambra, adding that it would go a long way in helping to achieve successful, quick and smooth services in the area of gathering and recording information pertaining to patients and of its kinds.

Otikpa appealed for more partnership with the hospital, even though they don’t collaborate with private-government hospital. In his words, “we look for more partnership with Nawfia even though we don’t engage in private-government partnership.

He also noted that Synapse look forward for the best and would continue to work with the best to reach out and actualize a better mental hygiene.
The manager disclosed that the Managing Director of Synapse, Vincent Udenze, had always wished to help ndi Anambra,and by so doing, established the centre at Awka, to help create proper mental hygiene.

Receiving the equipment, Consultant Psychiatrist-in-Charge, Nawfia Neuro Psychiatric Hospital, Chukwuweta Onuorah thanked the team for their gesture, saying that their action is in line with this year’s World Mental Health day celebration, which aimed at bringing attention to the issues the youths and young adults are facing and what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

Onuorah noted that the hospital knows the worth and value of the equipment towards enhancing a better service, thus has started computerizing and saving records on a database, as well as registration, which they had already commenced for easy accessibility.
He listed some of the challenges facing the hospital as low staff strength, inadequate facilities, and security.

Onuorah also disclosed that the hospital has thirty-seven beds for the patients, while on record, they have eighteen thousand and five since inception in 1991, adding that on average, the hospital attends to about 50-60 patients on every working day.

He called on the state government for expansion of the hospital or to set up more centres that would cover more areas.
In his words, “though we started with 28 beds, but now it has grown up to 37 beds. The 37 beds in the hospital is not enough. I appeal to the state government to expand the hospital or set up more centres to cover more areas.”

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