The government plans to rush through measures allowing people with suspected mental health issues to be quickly detained because of fears over staff shortages in any forthcoming swine flu outbreak, it has been revealed.
The temporary changes to the Mental Health Act, as laid out in an unusually short consultation lasting just one month, would mean it would only take one doctor, rather than two, to have a person sectioned and put on medication without their consent.
The measures could have a serious effect on the thousands of patients with psychiatric issues who currently live outside state care, meaning many could be detained against their will on the word of just one health professional.
Its starting Don't say you weren't warned. It leaves the door open to detain people who show paranoia about the swine flu vaccination and insist upon not having it.
I had hoped this would never occur but it seems it is going to.
People will be locked up and detained and given the vaccine being forcibly held down