Despite the high demand, MVD has disrupted mental health services in most countries

Despite the high demand, MVD has disrupted mental health services in most countries

GENEVA: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) survey on the effects of COVID 19 epidemics shows that despite growing demand, mental health services are disrupted in 93% of countries, according to the WHO’s Department of Mental Health. Director of Deborah Castle and Substance Use, said Monday.
The survey was conducted in 130 countries in six WHO territories from June to August 2020, a WHO official said.
“The results are confirming what we understood from the preliminary survey, which shows that now in about 90% of the countries, 89%, of course, in 100% of the countries, the national mental health and psychiatric support Have plans, but only 17% of them have funds allocated for the implementation of these projects.We also found that only 7% of countries do not confirm any interruption in services, which means In 93% of the countries, some kind of obstruction occurred, said a virtual briefing.
According to a WHO official, patient care continues despite the epidemic, but outpatient services have been hardest hit.
“In terms of geographical location, I would say that the most obvious distinction is between high-income countries or middle-income countries that are in low-income countries, where you have high income in some cases. Better coverage is seen in countries with “low-income countries,” Castell said.
He emphasized that mental health services had historically been underpaid.

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