Give List Of Schizophrenia Care Centres: Delhi High Court To AAP, AIIMS
The Delhi High Court has asked the Aam Aadmi Party and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) whether there are any facilities in and around the national capital which provide care and treatment to patients suffering from schizophrenia.
Justice Prathiba M Singh asked the Delhi government and AIIMS to give a list of such facilities before the next date of hearing on April 27.
A similar direction was also given by the court to the lawyer appearing for a woman who has sought various reliefs, including assistance from the government and the AIIMS in treating her 32-year-old son, in view of his mental condition and his resultant aggressive behaviour.
The court noted that the AIIMS had examined the woman's son and diagnosed him with schizophrenia and he was to be admitted in the psychiatry ward of the hospital, after being tested for COVID-19 as per protocols.
However, the patient escaped from the hospital premises before he was admitted, it noted in its order.