No improvement in state of mental health patients, despite legislation2 min read 17 Jan 2020, 07:43 AM IST
4,935 people who were cured are still lodged in mental hospitals as they could not be rehabilitated, finds study
36% of those who were cured were residing for one or more years in 43 mental hospitals
More than two years after the Mental Health Act, 2017, was passed, life of the mentally ill in India, especially of women, has not improved. While the provisions of the Act discourage long-term institutionalization of the mentally ill, the government’s task force has found that around 36% of them were still lodged in mental hospitals, as they could not be rehabilitated, or because they were deserted by family members.
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