中国震区需要心理健康服务 Mental Health Services Needed in China Quake Zone

20 June, 2008

世界卫生组织说,中国西南部上个月发生的灾难性地震后,幸存者中多达百分之十的人需要长期的心理健康服务。

世界卫生组织驻中国代表韩卓升说,当地卫生保健系统要有能力处理日益增长的心理服务需求。

韩卓升还说,为了帮助那些在地震中失去肢体的人,有必要建立康复设施。

5月12号发生的地震夺去了7万人的生命。地震之后当地医院不堪重负。不过韩卓升说,灾区没有爆发重大疫情。

The United Nations' health agency says up to 10 percent of the survivors from last month's deadly earthquake in southwest China will require long-term mental health care.

Hans Troedsson, the World Health Organization's representative to China, says the region's health care system will need to be able handle the growing demand for psychological services.

Troedsson also says rehabilitation facilities will need to be set up to provide care for those who lost limbs in the disaster.

Hospitals in the region were overwhelmed after the May 12th earthquake, which killed 70-thousand people. But Troedsson says there have been no major outbreaks of disease in the affected areas.