Opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has bemoaned the lack of adequate mental health facilities in the country.
Mr. Sinkamba says it is regrettable that the country only has one mental health institution at a time when the number of mental health patients is increasing.
He is advising government to priotize the construction of more mental hospitals in all the 10 provinces.
Mr. Sinkamba has observed that mental health is one of the health conditions that has been seriously neglected in Zambia hence the urgent need to give it priority before more lives are lost.
He adds that the poor state of Chainama mental health hospital has resulted in some families refusing to take their sick family members to the facility.