LAHORE - Psychiatry Department of King Edward Medical University has finalised recommendations for amending Mental Health Act-2001.

This was informed at a meeting held at Civil Secretariat yesterday with Advisor to Chief Minister on Health Kh Salman Rafiq in the chair.

Head of Psychiatry Department KEMU Prof Aftab Asif, Deputy Secretary Health (Technical) Dr Mohsin and Senior Law Officer Rafi Ahmed attended the meeting. Prof Aftab said that in the aftermath of APC Peshawar incident, a Psycho Trauma Centre was established at Mayo Hospital for rehabilitation of persons affected by different terrorist incidents. He stressed the need of amending Mental Health Act according to the requirements of modern age. He also presented an amended draft prepared by KEMU after year long deliberations. Kh Salman Rafiq directed the law officer to go through the draft and prepare a comprehensive report after due consultation with leading psychiatrists.