NCDC urged to incorporate mental health in the primary circium

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By Ronald Kabuye
Ministry of education and national circium development center NCDC have been urged to incorporate mental health education in the primary school’s circium.
The call has been sounded by the chairperson of recovery coalition, a coalition that advocates for mental health issues and fights against drug abuse Mr. Albert Elwa during the third annual recovery walk held under the theme: voices for recovery- youth take the lead.
Albert said its better to educate the young ones about the disadvantages of drug abuse before they fall victims since its treatment is too costly without gruantee of healing.
Substance abuse and mental health is one the neglected issues yet it’s a big problem in the country especially amongst youths and too costly treat since its treatment ranges between 3 to 6 million per three months.
The assistant commissoner in charge of private schools in the ministry of Education George Mutekanga promised to engage the relevant authority on the same matter.
Meanwhile the head of mental health in the ministry of health, Dr. Hafiswa Lukwata urged the internal affairs ministry to declare a commencement date for the anti narcotics act which was enacted in 2014 since its only thing detering it’s enforcement.

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