A mental health disaster looms towards Marawi City residents compelled to flee their properties because of the preventing there, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines stated.
The CBCP Episcopal Commission on Healthcare stated that whereas they’re making efforts for psycho-social intervention, they’re having issues with the Maranaos’ tradition and language.
“Ito yung napakalaking gap sa National Health program dahil isang challenge ay lengguwahe at kultura. Mahirap kasing magbigay ng mental health assistance kung iba yung gamit na lengguwahe ng ating mga kapatid na Maranao,” government secretary Fr. Dan Cancino stated on Church-run Radyo Veritas .
He stated they will solely ask their volunteers to be delicate to the tradition of the affected residents.
So far, Cancino stated they’ve held remedy classes, however these is probably not sufficient.
“Maliit lang yung nagagawa ng komisyon on mental health through our partners doon sa mga healthcare commissions, nearby dioceses, kaya ang ginagawa natin ngayon ay kina-capacitate muna natin yung mga posibleng mga partners na maging sensitibo din duon sa kultura ng ating mga kapatid na nadisplace dahil sa Marawi conflict,” he stated.
Earlier reviews stated that as of Aug. 1, the Integrated Provincial Health Office in Marawi indicated as much as 30,732 of the evacuees confirmed indicators of mental dysfunction.