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Oro dads give mayor green light to sign agreement with Taiwan on mental health

CAGAYAN de Oro City–THROUGH an ordinance, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy authorized City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Mental Health Training Center Taiwan (IMHTCT).

This covers the collaboration of the parties in developing cooperation activities focusing on mental health education, research and training, and for purpose of achieving various aims and objectives relating to the International Mental Health Training.

IMHTCT is an institution under the authority of the Ministry of Health and Welfare Government of Taiwan. This center is composed of four hospitals; Taoyuan Psychiatric Center, Tsaotun Psychiatric Center, Kai-Syuan Psychiatric Hospital and Taipei Veterans General Hospital Yuli Branch.

The Gavel learned that the purpose of the center is to provide the psychiatric staff’s training courses.

These courses are child psychiatry, comprehensive treatment, rehabilitation and community psychiatry, hospital management and public health program.

In his letter to the City Council, Mayor Moreno said this partnership will greatly benefit the city in relation to the enhancement of its mental health services to its constituents, including the implementation of the upgrading program for the House of Hope facility in collaboration with the various stakeholders.

Under the MOU, both parties shall endeavor to assist and support each other in the collaboration for the projects that may mutually benefit each other. IMHTCT agrees to accept the city’s staffs for internship and give related training.

Both parties also agree to explore possible methods, strategies and experiences use in mutual social engagement and partnership among various sectors that could assist each other for particular needs, among others. (SP/JBDacer)

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