Abena Tay Ministry shows love to female patients of Accra Psychiatric Hospital

Mothers’ Day Musical Concert
Mothers’ Day Musical Concert

Abena Tay Ministry in collaboration with Women in Gospel Music has organised Mothers’ Day Musical Concert for mothers and female patients of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to commemorate Mother’s Day.

The concert which was held under the theme: Womens Mental Health “Loving Women A Little Louder” was aimed at putting a smile on the faces of the inmates especially the women as the world commemorate Mothers’ Day.

As part of the occasion, the Ministry also donated assorted items including, sanitary products, clothes, toiletries and food provisions to the inmates.

They also embarked on another giant step by facilitating the interior and exterior painting of the entire ward in order to give the hospital a facelift.

In interview with Lady Rev. Dr. Abena Tay, the President and founder of the Abena Tay Ministries (ATM) she bemoaned the manner in which the mentally challenged persons especially the women have been neglected.

“There are women who have been neglected and have been forgotten because of their mental health status. They ought to be taken care of, encouraged, loved, because they are as human as any other persons. They are mothers, sisters, daughters who ought to be loved, “she lamented.

Stressing that, there is the need to bring the plight of women living with mental health to light.

According to her, the event was aimed at putting a smile on the faces of the inmates. And also to help water down the stigmatization against the mentally challenged persons in the society.

The Public Relations Officer of Accra Psychiatric Hospital Dr. Amma Boadu, who received the items on behalf of the hospital expressed gratitude to Abena Tay Ministry and Women in Gospel Music for embarking on such benevolent exercise.

Adding that, the items donated would go a long way to put smiles on the faces of the inmates and also alleviate the burden on the hospital.

However, she also hinted that lack of infrastructural and logistics at hospitals has been the major factors hampering the treatment of mentally challenged patients.

“The state of hospital is worrying and there was the need for its improvement,” she emphasized. She therefore entreated the government and well-meaning Ghanaians to come to their aid in order to help champion the well-being of mental patients in the country.

The Mothers’ Day Musical Concert which held in a grand style saw top female gospel musicians such as Mary Ghansah, Bernice Offei and others passing through.

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