The Sindh Mental Health Authority (SMHA) and five other public and private sector organizations signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday, agreeing to begin counseling services and promote mental health activities. The MoU was signed in a local hotel.
Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Hospital, Civil Hospital Karachi, Sir Cowasjee Institute of Psychiatry, Thar Foundation, and Pakistan Charter for Compassion Society are among the five partners (CfC).
According to its chairman, Dr. Karim Ahmed Khawaja, the organization was formed in 2017 under the 2013 Sindh Mental Health Authority Act and is responsible for managing mental health services, which include “care, treatment, and administration,”.
“We are excited to collaborate with partners on mental health issues.” We believe that by making this move, people in Sindh will be more aware of mental health issues and will be able to obtain the care they require,”
CfC President Amin Hashwani expressed his organization’s interest in raising mental health awareness in Sindh province, saying, “We look forward to working with the SMHA and hospitals cooperating in the effort.”
Hopefully, these actions will stimulate more such projects and open up dialogues about mental health.