Mental Healthcare Bill

Sushubh

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Oct 29, 2004
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Mental Healthcare Bill that decriminalises suicide attempt passed by Parliament

Salient features of the Mental Healthcare Bill
Decriminalising attempt to commit suicide
Bans use of electric shock therapy for treating children with mental illness
Permits conditional use of shock therapy on adults, after being given anaesthesia, muscle relaxants
Emphasises on ensuring no intrusion of rights and dignity of people with mental illness