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Bekasi to have mental health rehabilitation center

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Bekasi   /   Tue, March 28, 2017   /   01:52 pm
Bekasi to have mental health rehabilitation center People prepare to start a healthy walk to commemorate World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10 in Jakarta. (JP/win)

Bekasi residents in West Java are set to have their first public health rehabilitation center to treat people suffering from mental illness, a project which is in line with the city’s plan to take care of those categorized as having social and community problems (PMKS).

Bekasi Social Agency poor and destitute care section head Teti Handayani said that until now people with mental illness could only be treated at privately owned rehabilitation centers.  

“We’ve targeted that in 2018, Bekasi will have an integrated rehabilitation center to treat people with mental illness, where they will be treated by professional psychiatrists,” Teti said as quoted by Antara news agency on Sunday.

(Read also: Bekasi to build more classrooms)

They will also enjoy facilities that would support their recovery, she added.

The administration is still considering whether to build the center in Padurenan sub-district or Sumurbatu sub-district, both located in Bantargebang district.

Those areas were preferable because of affordable land prices, Teti said.

She added that the administration had already completed a detailed engineering design (DED) for the project. (cal)