A community mental health practitioner at Korle-Bu University Hospital said his department of psychiatry is working in partnership with faith-based healing centers to refer cases to them for treatment.
Speaking to Joy News ‘Ultimate Health on Sunday, Francis Yeboah revealed that some faith-based healing centers come to their facility to have their clients’ medications administered.
He added that they are allowed to go to faith-based healing centers to monitor the health of patients in their camps in order to âintegrate our environment with themâ.
âSo they come to us and we get them the right drugs, the right treatment and they give us time to come in and follow up, where when we go and they take the patient out and we access it, we try to do all that we can for them as long as they are there, âhe said.
He said that when the psychiatric team visits these centers to educate the caregivers of the centers, they point out the things that are not done well in the camp.
Mr. Yeboah noted, however, that one of the challenges facing community psychiatric services is the lack of facilities to retain people with mental health issues.
He added, âThese faith centers have provided many facilities for people with such conditions, so even with everything, they are there. “