The Ghanaian Times is worried about the way mentally ill patients roam the streets and public places across the country. It says it is unfortunate that despite efforts being made by the Mental Health Authority to clear the streets of mental patients, there appears to be little success. The paper says it is shameful the country has allowed this to happen while other countries around the world are tackling mental health with all the seriousness it deserves. The Times says it is time the country takes necessary measures to provide psychiatric facilities and nurses in the communities to take care of the mentally ill until they are reasonably well to be accepted back home. The paper says there is the need to do something dramatic to take the patients off the streets now before the numbers increase and create much bigger problems for the country.
The Daily Graphic recognises the contributions of advocates of childhood cancer around the world and calls for renewed collaboration to care for children with cancer as today marks International Childhood Cancer Day. The paper says childhood cancer has not received much attention for a very long time because the focus has been on adult cancer; breast, prostate and cervical cancers. It notes that many children in low and middle-income countries do not receive or complete care, as a result, over 90 percent of childhood cancer deaths occur in low-resource settings. The paper is of the firm belief that should the NHIS absorb the cost of childhood cancer treatment, a lot of burdens will be lifted off most parents. It, therefore, urges society to make issues concerning children, including childhood cancer, a top priority, so that children can also grow into their full potential and become the future leaders we desire.