At least 35% of Pinoy workers suffer from "mental disturbance," says DOH

Charlie Lagsca of The Philippine Star (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that according to the Department of Health (DOH) "at least 35 percent of the country's workforce both in the government and private sector are suffering from mental disturbance."

Charlie Lagsca of The Philippine Star (via ABS-CBNNews.com) reports that according to the Department of Health (DOH) "at least 35 percent of the country's workforce both in the government and private sector are suffering from mental disturbance."

 

The report went on to cite DOH-Center for Health Development (CHD) regional director Rio Magpantay said most rank-and file employees suffer from mental disturbance. He said if not prevented, this could lead to health risks and complications, and "may result in low productivity and service delivery inefficiency." Magpantay "advised heads of agencies to let their employees undergo regular medical examinations to ensure mental fitness."

 

The report did not cite the exact number for the country’s workforce.

 

For more on this story, read the The Philippine Star article posted on ABS-CBNNews.com.

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