Initiative for the Care, Support and Rehabilitation of Mentally Ill Destitute (INSCREMID) has donated three blocks of toilets to the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) Neuropsychiatric Clinic.
The founder of INSCREMID, Dr George Eze, handed over the project to ESUTH Neuropsychiatric Clinic on Saturday in Enugu.
Eze, a former Commissioner for Health in Enugu State, said when human waste (faeces) was not managed well, it could pollute water, food and soil with germs, and it would lead to diarrhoea and other serious health problems.
According to him, providing and using toilets help in preventing germs from getting into the environment, and protect the health of communities.He appealed to Nigerians to desist from stigmatising and ridiculing mentally challenged persons.
According to Eze, mental illness is curable with modern science, noting that what kills most mentally challenged people is not the mental challenge but other health illness not treated due to neglect of such people.
Responding, Dr Godwin Onyebueke, the Head of ESUTH Neuropsychiatric Clinic, thanked INSCREMID for the gesture. Oyebueke assured the group that he would always see to the cleanliness of the toilets for inmates’ health benefit.