Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mental health center remains open despite shooting incident

DESPITE a shooting incident that killed two persons Thursday afternoon, May 9, the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) in Mandaluyong City remains open and functioning normally.

In a statement, the NCMH assured the public that they have already increased their security measures in the wake of the incident.

“The NCMH is committed to ensuring the safety of its patients and staff and is taking measures to tighten security at the hospital,” said the NCMH.

Two people died in a shooting incident that occurred in one of the wards of the facility.

A 27-year-old psychiatric patient and an unidentified woman believed to be his wife were allegedly killed by their supposed grandfather.

The NCMH has declined to identify the patient and the woman, but assured that no other patient or staff member was hurt.

NCMH officials said they were saddened by the tragedy.

“We offer our condolences to the family of the victims,” they said. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)


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