Cross River government evacuates mentally ill individuals

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The Executive Director of CUDA, Effiong Ayi, who spoke with newsmen on in Calabar, said that the aim of the exercise was to address the pressing issue of mental health in the metropolis proactively.
Ayi said that the evacuation exercise followed the recent inauguration of a mental holding center by Gov. Bassey Otu as part of his administration’s one-year celebration in office while adding that since the commencement of the initiative on Monday, the holding center had already registered over 30 inmates.
The executive director added that the holding center is equipped with essential amenities, including a standby generator, water supply, and cooking facilities, to ensure the well-being of the inmates while also stating that the primary goal of this exercise is to eliminate the large presence of mentally challenged individuals in Calabar metropolis and facilitate their rehabilitation, enabling them to lead productive lives in our society.

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