Negligible amount of budget allotted towards Mental Health care in India: Madras High Court voices concern

"... there is no sufficient budgetary allocation for the mental healthcare which is required to be increased as one among seven persons is suffering from mental health disorders", the Court observed.
Madras High Court campus, Chennai
Madras High Court campus, Chennai

A plea to set up a medical wing dedicated to mental health care either in Trichy Central Prison or Madurai Central Prison recently prompted the Madras High Court to voice concern over the prioritisation of mental health in India (KR Raju v. State of Tamil Nadu and ors).

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