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Kyrgyzstan lacks children’s psychiatric care

There is no children’s psychiatric care in Kyrgyzstan. Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dainius Puras, told journalists.

According to him, it is necessary to develop these services for children and adults with mental and psychosocial disorders, taking into account that such people need mainly other treatment based on a non-biomedical model.

He added that an integrated long-term health strategy should be developed to close isolated institutions, including psychiatric hospitals and nursing homes for children.

Dainius Puras stressed that in general, Kyrgyzstan demonstrates effective implementation in the field of realizing the rights to physical and mental health.

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