Psychiatric hospital records more mental cases

533, Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital

The Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, has said it attended to more patients this year than in recent past saying there was 15 percent increase in the number of the hospital’s patients.

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The Medical Director, Dr. Oluyemi Ogun, disclosed this while giving annual report of the activities of the hospital on Friday.

According to Ogun, the increase was 15 percent.

Releasing the data, she said there was 35 percent increase in male patients while the female-folk only recorded one percent increase.

Overall, she revealed that 61,091 patients attended the hospital this year, as against 53,287 that assessed its services last year.

Ogun stated there was a 13 per cent increase in the number of patients admitted in the hospital while there was 5 per cent decrease in the number of follow-up patients.

She added that the hospital was faced with enormous challenges that impacted negatively on its operation. However, she said despite the difficulties, it recorded some enviable achievements, including the commencement of Sleep Clinic and Total Diagnostic Centre, donated to the hospital by members of the private sector over three years ago.

Explaining that the Sleep Clinic, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, has recorded an enviable feat, Ogun said: “It runs specialist clinic on Tuesdays by 12 noon.

“Various sleep related cases are attended to, with referrals from within and outside the hospital. The feedback from our clients has been great and we look forward to greater 2018.”


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