Mental Treatment Act, 1945


Institutions to be Provided and Maintained by Mental Hospital Authorities.

General duty to provide accommodation.

20.—(1) A mental hospital authority shall provide and maintain proper and sufficient accommodation for carrying out their functions under this Act.

(2) Where the Minister is of opinion that a mental hospital authority have failed in any respect to perform their duties under sub-section (1) of this section, he may by order require them to remedy their failure within the time and in the manner (if any) specified in the order, and it shall be the duty of the authority to comply with the order.