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January 27, 2020

Regular visits of psychiatrists demanded

Islamabad

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APP
January 27, 2020

Islamabad: Human Rights Commission Chairperson Nasreen Azhar here on Sunday demanded the department concerned to ensure regular visits of psychiatrists for monitoring of women and mental patients in prison.

Talking to APP, she said regular visit of psychiatrists in jail would control women’s’ mental disorder of high prevalence which was caused by inadequate services for mental healthcare, poor identification of mental disorders in prisons, and inefficient psychiatric assessments during legal proceedings. She said women behind the bars have faced tough metal pressure that was the main cause of mental illness which would be reduced through proper treatment, she opined.