Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mental Health Care Bill,2011

  1. Humanizing the treatment of mental illnesses
  2. To ban electro convulsive treatment (ECT) (electric shocks)
  3. Grant of medical insurance
  4. To broaden the definition of mental illness and recommends decriminalization of suicide
  5. To bring Mental Health Review Commissions at district, state and national levels.
  6. Treatment of mental illnesses would have to be mandatory in all government-run and funded institutions and those below poverty line will get free treatment.

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