Monday, March 27, 2017

The Mental Healthcare Bill

It is reported that the Lok Sabha discussed the captioned bill for as long as five hours without any interruption and finally passed the bill. It is encouraging to note that our parliamentarians are capable of meaningful debate without being sidetracked. The Bill is significant because it addresses the usually neglected needs of those unfortunate persons who become victims of much-misunderstood emotional disturbance. The Bill sends the right signal to society.

Cynics however may argue that Lok Sabha took interest in the Bill because the parliamentarians themselves are the most adversely affected by mental disorders! Even so, it is welcome that our MPs have done something useful to society.

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