The Department of Psychiatry AKTH, has organized a public lecture to celebrate 2018 International Epilepsy Day, at Faculty of Dentistry with the theme ‘’Despite Epilepsy, life is beautiful’’
According to the Head of Department Psychiatry, Dr. Umar Musa Usman the lecture was organized to highlight on difficulties encountered by epilepsy patients and their families.
He said, Hospital Management have subsidized treatment for under privileged rural population at the Kumbotso Outreach Health centre were over five hundred patients were receiving treatment.
He added that, for many years, over five hundred patients were seen annually. He therefore called on government, and well-meaning individuals to contribute in rendering assistance to patients with financial difficulties in management of the illness.
Commenting, the Head of Department, Medical Social Welfare, Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim urged the Epilepsy Patients to form an association as it is through such association that Government and Philanthropists can be able to assist them.
By Lawan Uma