Order of the Uttaranchal High Court regarding the situation of mentally disturbed children in the State of Uttarakhand, 01/06/2018

  • 01/06/2018

Order of the Uttaranchal High Court in the matter of Dr. Vijay Verma Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/06/2018 regarding the situation of mentally disturbed children in the State of Uttarakhand.

The State Government is directed to prepare a comprehensive Policy for rehabilitating the mentally disturbed children and patients. All the SSPs/SPs, throughout the State, are directed to ensure that the mentally disturbed patients are not treated by tantriks, quacks etc. and also to ensure that the mentally disturbed patients are not chained/ shackled/fettered/ill-treated or kept in solitary confinement even in the private homes and institutions. The State Government is directed to conduct the Epidemiological Survey Data in the State to determine the mentally retarded/disturbed children through National Institute of Mental Help and Neurosciences, Bangalore (Karnataka) within six months. The State Government is directed to incorporate mental health service into general service at all levels including primary health centers in all health programmes.

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