Kano State : SEMA registers 790 retarded people

SEMA registers 790 retarded people

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SEMA registers 790 retarded people

Kano State : SEMA registers 790 retarded people

The Kano State branch of SEMA has registered 790 retarded people. This was disclosed by Dr Sale Jili, the executive secretary of the agency.

He said that while there were mentally retarded persons taken off the streets by the Agency, others were referred to the centres by their family members of their families.⁣

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He added that the centres were designed to provide psychological support, clinical services, vocational and skill acquisition training to the clients.⁣

We gathered that the disabled clients were made to learn shoe making and tailoring, to enable them learn trades and become to be self reliant.⁣

“The centres are like hospital, it is the responsibility of the government to provide them with basic needs of life.⁣

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When we observe that they are mentally stable, we discharge and integrate them into the society.

Our problem is whenever we discharge a mental patient, their relations do not to bring them back for follow up which affect their mental health,” he said.

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