Rights of mentally challenged should be protected: Minister

Published: 21st December 2012 10:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2012 10:59 AM   |  A+A-

Minister for Panchayat and Social Welfare M K Muneer on Thursday  said that an NGO frame network will be formed at the state-level to help the mentally challenged people.

The Minister was inaugurating a seminar on ‘Kerala registration rules - 2012 for the mental and social rehabilitation centres’ organised by Social Welfare Department.

He said that the rehabilitation activities of the mentally and socially challenged people could not be undertaken by the government alone. The public and the NGOs have a major role to play in this. They should support the activities of the government, he said.

 A comprehensive law was enacted by the government to help the mentally challenged people. The law was made possible with the support of all the departments, the Minister said.

The government and the public are bound to protect the right to live of the mentally challenged persons. The human rights of these people should be protected, Muneer said.  Dr Ahamed Pillai presided over the function.

Social Welfare Department director M S Jaya, Dr V K Radhakrishnan. Dr K K Mani and Dr Roy Mathew spoke.

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