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Just In: Four Doctors Commit Suicide

President, Association of Resident Doctors, FCT, Dr Roland Aigbovo has announced that four medical doctors working in Abuja have committed suicide between January and June this year.

This he said during a campaign against drug abuse, at Wuse Market. He, however, did not mention the names of the doctors.

The campaign was organized as part of activities to mark the association’s Health Week aimed at educating traders and shoppers on the dangers of drug abuse.

He said to ease off stress, many people resort to substance abuse, adding that “people now take refuge in drugs to cover up stress, believing that once someone is high, he or she will forget their problems.

According to him, the global burden of mental health disorder is projected to reach 15 percent by the year 2020.

“This had resulted in suicide, a lot of people had taken their lives as a result of drug abuse. You will agree with me that suicide is alien to African culture, we are not used to taking our lives no matter the stress, unfortunately, things are changing.

“The medical profession is not left out of this menace because this year alone, between January and June, close to four doctors took their lives.

If those that have been trained to provide people with healthcare become patients to the extent of taking their lives, it is a source of huge concern.”
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