Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday said that the government was planning to create an “elaborate” program that would address mental problems among Covid-19 survivors.
In a Palace briefing, Galvez said the program would be included in the country’s national action plan against Covid-19.
“Ang nakita namin talaga sa National Action Plan, we will have an elaborate ano po, sa social healing at saka iyong tinatawag nating mental care para magkaroon po ng tinatawag nating reconstruction at saka reconstitution ng ating mental care in terms doon sa stigma na iyong binitawan po ng Covid-19,” he said.
“Nakita po namin talaga po, talagang maraming mga pamilya ang nagbi-breakdown dahil kasi nakikita natin hindi nila alam ang gagawin. And with that we have talked to the experts so that we can explore iyong tinatawag nating further mental care and social healing after this pandemic,” he added.
Galvez said the government had been notified of cases of Covid-19 patients committing suicide even after beating the disease.
The Philippines has recorded 1,028,738 Covid-19 cases as of April 29.
Of the total, 942,239 have recovered and 17,145 have died. John Ezekiel J. Hirro