Karachi: Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Afridi, head of department of psychiatry at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) on Thursday said 450 million people were suffering from different mental disease in world and one out of every four persons suffers from some mental ailment.
He informed this while addressing a reception in his honour at Karachi Press Club, hosted by the KPC office-bearers. He said in every 40 seconds one person commits suicide in world due different reasons.
He appreciated the role of journalists and said they face a lot of stress in discharging their professional responsibilities. He emphasized regular daily exercise, proper sleep and taking part in social activities are imperative for healthy life.
He urged the masses to adopt simplicity in life which is key for successful and stress free life.
He demanded the government to allocate more found in health sector as it will bring better future for society.