SC to hear plea over ‘cured’ underprivileged people still in mental hospitals

New Delhi [India], Nov. 29 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea on underprivileged persons still languishing in mental hospitals despite being cured of their ailments.

In the plea filed by him, Advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal has stated that there is no policy in place to ensure the wellbeing of the patients after their release Bansal had also sought information about the year in which the patients were declared fit for discharge.

The plea has sought issuance of directions to the states to "forthwith make arrangements to shift the patients who are absolutely normal and are fit for discharge from the mental hospitals to any other secure place like old age home, etc.

Source: ANI