Mental health bill

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking discharge of cured mental patients from hospital

Supreme Court to hear plea seeking discharge of cured mental patients from hospital

The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed, seeking discharge of patients who have been cured of their mental ailments

Apr 28, 2017, 09:20 AM IST

Proposed mental health legislation can be misused: Delhi court

Voicing serious concern over provisions of the Mental Health Bill, Delhi court said blanket presumption in law that any person who attempts suicide shall be presumed to mentally ill could be misused.

Nov 28, 2013, 22:54 PM IST

New mental health bill to ban electric shocks

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the provisions of the new mental health bill.

Jun 17, 2013, 00:41 AM IST

New mental health bill bans electric shocks, gives right to treatment

The right of mentally-ill patients to decide their mode of treatment, decriminalising suicide for them and a ban on electric shock treatment without anaesthesia are some of the progressive provisions of the new mental health bill proposed by the Indian government.

Jun 16, 2013, 19:12 PM IST