More specialists for mental patients in Malaysia

Posted on November 14, 2013

Malaysia: With about 10 per cent of Malaysia's population projected to experience mental illness by 2020, measures are being put in place to address the problem.

Dr Raba'iah Mohd Salleh, the director of Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta in Tanjung Rambutan, said more psychiatrists, psychologists and family medical specialists would be groomed to attend to patients with mental illness, as well as offer home care services.

There are 252 psychiatrists, 80 clinical psychologists and 228 family medical specialists in health clinics to detect and treat patients with mental illness.


Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

Source material from New Straits Times


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