Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters
Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters

Discharge law traps many healthy people in Chinese mental hospitals, experts say

Healthy patients can be kept in for years because families won't accept them back or hospitals fear being sued if there's accident after discharge

Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters
Patients stand at a yard inside a hospital which houses and provides treatment to about 40 patients who are suffering from mental illnesses, in Changzhi, north China's Shanxi province. Photo: Reuters
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