Patients with Autism get 'inhumane' treatment in hospitals: Report

WION Web Team New Delhi Oct 22, 2020, 03.33 PM(IST) Oct 22, 2020, 03.36 PM(IST)

International studies show that about 1 in 68 people have autism and its overall occurrence is uniform across the globe. This concludes that there are more than 18 million people with autism in India. (Representational Image, Flickr) Photograph:( Others )

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The report looked at the use of seclusion, segregation and restraint in specialist units on people with autism or learning disability

England's Care Quality Commission said that a large number of people with learning disability or Autism were getting "inhumane care" in specialist hospitals. The report by England's independent health and social care eve said that it could not be confident that patients' human rights were upheld.

The report looked at the use of seclusion, segregation and restraint in specialist units on people with autism or learning disability.

The commission found that people were kept segregated for duration ranging from 3 days to 13 years.

The report has recommended increasing community support to ensure people were not admitted to hospitals and for 'ministerial ownership' to ensure the implementation of changes. The use of seclusion and restraint has only been recommended by the commission in extreme cases.

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