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Mentally challenged shifted to Srinagar

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Leh: A 37-year-old man from Doda, who had become “psychologically maladaptive” owing to his inability to get his regular medicines amid the coronavirus-driven lockdown, was shifted to a mental asylum in Srinagar by Leh police.

“Mohammad Yasin Malik, a psychiatric patient, was residing in a rented room in Leh and had become a threat to the safety and security of self and others because of his inability to get his regular dose of medicines and supervised treatment,” a police official said on Monday.

He said the local police intervened last week after getting information about his condition.

After consultation with specialists of SNM Hospital, with the help of district administration, the official said the patient was shifted to the mental asylum in Srinagar for further  treatment.

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