Protest over sale of national mental hospital in the Philippines

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1297
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    Health workers in the Philippines have described a government plan to relocate its national mental hospital to a site which is malaria infested and near a cliff as “insane.”

    The government wants to convert the 49 hectare site of the state run National Centre for Mental Health in Manila into a commercial, residential, and recreational complex. The Council for Health and Development said the sale would mean 4000 mental health patients would need to be relocated.

    One of the areas planned for relocation, Pililla, which is 60 km away from the present …

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