Mental hospital hosts open house

Today Tomsk’s regional mental hospital hosted open house. Tomsk is a city in Russia. Patients’ relatives were interested in this action first of all: they wanted to see in what conditions their relations stayed. However the main purpose of this measure is advertising: about 30 residents of the city addressed to the department of the hospital, specialising in neuroses, ATF Novosti reports. Economic difficulties caused numerous social and medical problems. The problem of demography was mach talken about before the beginning of perestroika. After that we began to speak about the catastrophe, concerning low natality rate. And now we are speaking about the problem of poor mental health of the inhabitants of our country, who have been living in stress conditions for more then a decade. There were about 550 patients in the Tomsk regional hospital in May, 2000. Now there are about 1,500 there. From now on the hospital will host the open house every year.

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