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Global Campaign For Improved Attention On Mental Health

The Medical Director, Federal Neuro - Psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Dr Aishatu Yusha'u Armiya'u has renewed the call for improved budgetary provision for African countries in the areas of infrastructure and manpower development so as to tackle the surging mental health crisis.

As a panelist at the third International Conference on public health in Africa held in Lusaka, Zambia tagged " Breaking Barriers : Repositioning The Global Health Architecture " ,  Dr. Aishatu Yusha'u Armiya'u said Africa is at the centre stage of globalization owing to its vast market of consumers and huge population contributing innovatively and extensively to its developing self,  industrialized nations of Europe, North America and the likes .

She therefore urged stakeholders in the global community to do all within their powers to ensure that inhabitants of the  black continent are in sound physical, emotional and psychological wellness so they can contribute more meaningfully to the development of the entire world which is now a global village.

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Commissioning of Multiple Projects

The Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Kaduna commissioned multiple projects on 2nd August 2023, during the one year anniversary of her Medical Director. 

In her remark, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Aishatu maintained that the hospital decentralized services and moved from an era of standalone psychiatric hospital to offering general services such as basic medical services, antenatal care, radio imaging and dialysis services in a quest to meet the critical health needs of Nigerians..

The projects unveiled at the occasion encompassed an Administrative Block, COVID-19 Intervention Center, Emergency Complex, NHIA Building, Outreach Vehicles and Service Bay, Block of Classrooms, and (Solar) Alternative Power Supply, among other initiatives.

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Emir of Zazzau Opens the Gates to FNPH Kaduna

Speaking at the recent commissioning of projects at Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Kaduna, the Emir of Zazzau, H.E Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli CFR expressed satisfaction with the development in the Hospital.

The Emir Afterwards commisioned the newly completed Main Entrance Gate of the Hospital, thus opening the gates to the centre of excellence.

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Molecular Laboratory

FNPH Kaduna operates a level 3 Molecular Laboratory with qualified staff who undergo training from time to time. Recently (March 2023), one of such training that focused on Safety, Pipetting techniques, Nucleic Acids Extraction, PCR (Endpoint and Real-time), Gel casting and Electrophoresis, Reagent reconstitution and introductory bio-informatics was carried out.

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Administrative Block

The Administrative Block is an edifice which is situated next to the Emergency Complex of the Hospital. This building is the second building by the right on entering the Hospital through the Main Entrance Gate. There is a reception which receives and directs guests to administrative offices. A fountain right at the centre of the building makes a walk in the building quite soothing.

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Restrain Team gathers momentum

In pursuant to actualizing international best practices in the Hospital, FNPH Kaduna established a Restrain Team in the Hospital. The  team which started on the 9th of February, 2023 was mandated to curtail the impact of possible aggressive tendencies that may be exhibited by individuals with mental health challenges.

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FRSC and Psychiatric Hospital partner on compulsory mental evaluation of motorists in Kaduna

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Thursday 22nd February said it would collaborate with the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital Kaduna on compulsory psychiatric evaluation for motorists and other road users in the state. Follow the links below for details.




Commissioning: Kaduna State To Support Neuro Psychiatric Hospital for Improved Healthcare. 

Kaduna State Government has restated its dedication to providing support for the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital located in Barnawa, Kaduna.

The State Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe stated this at the commissioning of some hospital projects. She highlighted that ensuring the supply of high-quality healthcare services to the public was a fundamental entitlement of the people. Follow the links below for more details: 





Fire Outbreak : FNPH Lost 46 Capacity Female Ward As Kaduna Residents Lament, Begs Govt For Intervention

Following the fire incident that recently razed down the 46 capacity bed female ward at Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Barnawa Kaduna, some residents yesterday lamented the vacuum created in the female ward and seek intervention. Follow the link below for more details: (Open link in new tab to read news)