A mental health center will be built in Atyrau
This was announced by the director of the Atyrau Regional Mental Health Center Yeldos Kdrsikhov, ATPress.kz reports with reference to the Regional Communications Service of Atyrau Region.
There are two buildings in the Atyrau Regional Mental Health Center today.
The building, which was overhauled in January 2020, houses the administration, the narcological hospital, the compulsory treatment unit, the adaptation and detoxification center. A hospital with psychiatric hospitals consists of one floor. There are five psychiatric wards here, the remaining eight are used for economic purposes.
- Compared to last year, the number of patients with mental and behavioral disorders under dynamic observation increased by 0.3%, and those under dynamic drug treatment decreased by 3.3%. The number of people using the drug Tramadol increased by 16.7%, while the number of people using other drugs decreased by 1%. Also, 169 patients with mental and behavioral disorders resulting from the use of psychoactive substances were removed from the register, - said E. Kdrsikhov.
According to him, due to the fact that all the buildings of the psychiatric hospital are in disrepair, next year it is planned to start construction of a new mental health center for 250 people in the region.
The estimate documentation is currently being developed. In addition, he noted that the Center provides psychosocial correctional and medical and psychological assistance.
He said that the department employs such specialists as a child psychiatrist, a psychologist, a therapist for applied behavior analysis, a speech therapist, and a defectologist.
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