Cause of Worry: Female patients increasing at Mental Hospital Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR,June 1st, 2016
The lower house of the state legislature was informed on Wednesday that the number of female patients is increasing at the Kashmir’s only Psychiatric Hospital at Kathi Darwaza in Old Srinagar.

Raising the issue during question hour, nominated lawmaker by ruling PDP Anjum Fazili, sought attention of her government on the issue.

“Cases of domestic violence are increasing and what is government doing on proposed shelter homes for the victims,” she said addressing Social Welfare minister, Sajad Gani Lone.

Anjum Fazili claimed that the number of female patients is increasing to that of male number in the Psychiatric hospital. “Does that mean domestic violence is increasing,” Fazili asked the minister. Lone replied that he will “look into the issue”.

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