HC seeks status report on mental health care law

The Karnataka High Court on Friday directed the State government to submit a status report on implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and the Mental Health Care (MHC) Act, 2017.

A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice P.S. Dinesh Kumar passed the order on a PIL petition, filed by Chandrashekar Puttappa and two others, all residents of Bengaluru.

The petitioners have sought directions to the State to notify the MHC Rules, set up a State Mental Health Authority, ensure timely supply of essential psychiatric medicines, and set up institutions for mental health care at district level.

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