Management of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, FNH, Enugu, has raised alarm over the increasing level of mental challenges across different classes of people in the country.
Sequel to the worrisome situation, the hospital, yesterday, announced plans to hold a one-week certificate course on Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry.
The course coordinator, Mr. Afam Ndu, who disclosed this in a press briefing ahead of the programme, equally announced that the hospital would be inducting two former Governors, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo into its hall of fame.
According to him, “the one-week course, with the theme ‘Expanding Awareness of Mental Health Challenges in Adults and Geriatrics’, will focus on current trends in psychiatric and mental health, drug and offenders, clinical assessment in adult and geriatric disorder, current management of geriatric mental disorders, treatment and rehabilitation of adult and geriatric mental disorders among others.
“The hospital will hold the course in collaboration with the West African College of Nursing and we are hopeful that it will help various stakeholders to easily manage mental disorder when it comes around them.
“Cases of all forms of mental challenges are on the increase in the society; so many people may not even be aware that they have one form of mental issue or the other. So, we hope to get participants equipped on the best ways to manage such cases around them.”
Ndu stated that as part of activities to kick-off the course, former Governor of old Abia State and Minister of Science and technology, Dr. Onu, and former Governor of Enugu State, Nwodo, would be inducted into the hall of fame “based on their track record of achievements in and out of office.
“They have contributed so much towards the development of the Nigerian society, especially in the area of human health management”, he noted.
Former Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Osita Chidoka, is expected to deliver a lecture.

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