Mental Treatment Act, 1945

Direction to discharge person detained as temporary patient, etc.

227.—Upon receipt of a report under sub-section (4) of section 226 of this Act, the Minister may, if he so thinks fit, by order direct the person in charge of the relevant institution either to discharge the person to whom the report relates or to take the appropriate steps to have him received into a mental institution as a person of unsound mind, and the person in charge of the institution shall comply with such direction.