Sharp rise in seriously ill mental patients: official

There has been a sharp year-on-year increase in the number of people suffering from serious mental illnesses, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA). Nguyễn Văn Hồi, head of the ministry’s Social Assistance Department, told a conference last week that an estimated nine million Vietnamese citizens, or roughly ten per cent of the population, are suffering from mental disorders of various degrees.

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