Calls to unite primary health care and mental health care in Dominica.

first_img Tweet HealthLifestyleLocalNews Calls to unite primary health care and mental health care in Dominica. by: – July 6, 2011 Chief Psychiatrist Dr. Griffin Benjamin. Photo credit: GIS NewsChief Physiatrist Dr Griffin Benjamin says an ongoing workshop on mental health in Dominica is calling for primary health care and mental health care to be integrated.Benjamin told the opening ceremony this week that collaboration betwen the two entities will allow a better understanding of both fields.“We are happy to be doing this because it’s not just an initiative of the Ministry of Health,” he said.According to Benjamin, the workshop will also seek to bring into focus, the much talked about national health policy in Dominica.Meantime Director of Primary Health Care Services in Dominica Dr. Martin Christmas said mental health and primary health care both form the entry point of contact between patients and health care providers.“We are under the watchful eyes of PAHO who has been assisting us with this very important venture, hence we need to take heed,” he added.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharecenter_img 31 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more