Saturday, September 10, 2005

Psychiatric Torture of the Mentally Ill

From the Daily Times of Pakistan
Punjab CMIT Minister Col. (r) Shuja Khanzada is head of the Chief Minister’s Inspection Team (CMIT) that was formed to investigate the death of a patient in a mental hospital.

Col. Khanzada declared in an official statement on Monday that the patient named Ahmad had died as a result of torture and negligence by the staff.

It was recommended that a departmental inquiry be initiated against the duty doctors, staff nurse and Medical Officer Dr Zulfiqar Rizvi for lack of professionalism.

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