The case that changed mental healthcare in India

In 2002, Laila Ollapally took up a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on providing adequate health care to persons with mental illness. Learn more about what made her take it up and her approach in bringing all the stakeholders in understanding the real issues. When individuals who require mental health care do not have the competence to take right decisions, how can we ensure their rights are protected? Lalia Ollapally is a practicing lawyer in the Supreme Court of India and the Coordinator of the Bangalore Mediation Centre (BMC).

Reliable, useful journalism needs your support.

Over 600 readers have donated over the years, to make articles like this one possible. We need your support to help Citizen Matters sustain and grow. Please do contribute today. Donate now

for reading Citizen Matters, of course. It would be fantastic to be able to thank you for supporting us as well. For 12 years we have strived to bring you trustworthy and useful information about our beloved Bengaluru. Because informed citizens are crucial to make a better city. Support Citizen Matters today.


About Radio Active 90.4MHz 83 Articles
Radio Active 90.4MHz is a community radio that serves as a platform for marginalised communities in Bengaluru.