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Ministry: No reliable data

Vilimaina Naqelevuki
Saturday, March 03, 2018

THERE is no reliable data available to confirm that more men are depressed or facing mental health challenges compared with women in Fiji, said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, while responding to queries from this newspaper yesterday.

The ministry stated there were usually more men who required admissions and mental health care facilities in Fiji.

"There are usually more men than women require admission due to psychotic illnesses which need inpatient care," the statement from the ministry stated.

There are total of 40 male patients at the St Giles Hospital so far.

The ministry also stated it was difficult to point towards one contributing factor with regards to mental health issues in the country.

"It is difficult to point towards one particular factor as being the contributing factor for admissions because of mental health issues in Fiji," the statement said.

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