Psychiatric Patients In Yaba, Lagos State Increased By 100 Percent

Federal Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Yaba has recorded 100 per cent increase in the number of psychiatric patients admitted in the hospital in 2023.

The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Olugbenga Owoeye, made this known at the Annual Score Card presentation tagged: “A Day With the Medical Director” organised by the hospital, yesterday, in Lagos.

Owoeye said the total number of new cases increased by seven per cent, while there was three per cent increase in the number of follow-up patients male and female.

According to him, the increase in the admission cases can be attributed to the rising cases of mental health conditions in the country due to the current economic challenges accompanied by other socio-economic factors.


He said: “It can be deduced that in 2023, the total number of all patients’ attendance increased by three per cent. There was a seven per cent increase in new cases attended, compared to no increase in 2022.

“We also have 100 per cent increase in admission cases in which the drug abuse cases is 10 per cent increase and discharge cases is reduced by 10 per cent.”

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On the achievements recorded by the hospital within the period under review, Owoeye listed completion of the administrative building, Yaba, rehabilitation of internal roads and drainages in Yaba and Oshodi annex of the hospital.

He said others included rehabilitation of hospital wards, Yaba and Oshodi annex, ongoing construction work on the Tele-Psychiatric Centre in the hospital, upgrading of the physiotherapy department and ongoing construction work on the out-patient clinic in the hospital, among others


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