Thousands cured, but stuck in mental asylums for years

Thousands of people who have been cured of mental illness are being “illegally detained” in 43 mental hospitals across 24 states as only two states have constituted mental health review boards (MHRB). These are meant to review all cases of people who have been held in an institution for 30 days. According to the report of a Task Force constituted by the health ministry, over 36% of patients in mental hospitals have been there for one year or more.

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