Covid-19 triggers new mental health crisis

Mental health patients at Arua Hospital share the same space with eye, nose, ear and throat patients. PHOTO/IRENE ABALO

What you need to know:

  • Covid-19 pandemic has put the lives of mental health patients at risk. Daily Monitor visited Arua Regional Referral Hospital to speak to those directly trying to deal with this crisis.
  • The challenges in Arua, however, cast a wider dark picture of the ailing healthcare service for the mentally ill.

In April 2020, Covid-19 breezed across the country and reached the deeper recesses, sending panic across the country’s ailing healthcare system.

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