During the last fortnight 29 persons picked up from the streets have been brought to Antara because they seemed to be suffering from mental illness.
When asked most of them were unable to give clear details of their identity. They were brought from different police station areas such as Baruipur, Joynagar, Bakultala, Kultali, Falta, Narendrapur, Sonarpur etc under the Baruipur & Diamond Harbour subdivisions of South 24 Parganas.
As per procedure laid out in Mental Healthcare Act 2017, these patients were admitted through the order of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM), Baruipur Sub-division.
Widespread rumours of child lifting, kidnapping and kidney racket have led to physical assaults on several persons in the district.
Out of the 29 three persons were able to give details of their home after 2-3 days of treatment. One is from Hyderabad, one from Jharkhand and the other from Sonarpur. We are glad to inform that the families have already took them to their places.
We highly appreciate the prompt action of West Bengal Police and the ACJM to save innocent mentally ill persons.