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Online portal with real-time information on mental healthcare facilities to be functional soon: Central government to Supreme Court

The Court was hearing a plea filed by advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal seeking directions to unchain the inmates at the mental health facility near the Hussain Tekri shrine in Ratlam district.

The plea said chaining people with mental illness is prohibited under Section 95 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.

The apex court had said in 2019 that chaining of mentally ill people cannot be allowed, calling it “atrocious” and “inhuman”.

As per the draft of the proposed portal, it will consists details of availability of mental health institutions, facilities provided, occupancy, capacity, region wise distribution of half-way homes.

Information about the availability of half-way houses will also be uploaded on the online dashboard.

Source: Barandbench

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