The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in a report flagged the “inhuman and deplorable” condition of all 46 government-run mental healthcare institutions across the country. The NHRC’s observations were made after visits to all operational government facilities, to assess the implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act (MHA), 2017.
Features of MHA 2017 –
What should be done?
Source – The Hindu
QUESTION – The Mental Healthcare Act 2017 was intended to overcome the shortcomings of its predecessor but the recent report of National Human Rights Commission has highlighted that it has its own set of challenges. Discuss the issue in brief and suggest a way forward.