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Changes sought in laws governing psychiatry.

Manama, Jul 15 (BNA) -- The government of the Kingdom of Bahrain referred a proposal on enhancing psychiatric care and the rehabilitation of psychiatric patients in line with developments in more advanced countries. In addition, the proposed law also seeks to underline the need for empathetic treatment of the mentally challenged by the police, legal fraternity and the courts. Addressing the press at the Qudaibiya Palace, after the weekly cabinet, Spokesperson for the Government of Bahrain and the State Minister of the Information Affairs Authority, Sameera Rajab, said, the government would review the laws and practices governing psychiatric asylums and the best practices engaged by the law enforcing authorities of the west. The result of the review would be added as part of the Bahrain laws, she said.

The law proposal also seeks to bring about regulations coordinated by both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Interior on efforts in engaging the mentally challenged who inflict trauma on others and also those are victimized.

Bahrain plans to move up to international levels in the treatment meted out to the mentally challenged, said the spokesperson.



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Date:Jul 15, 2013
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