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The government continues to ensure freedom from shackling for sufferers of schizophrenia and returning them safely to their families after completing treatment.

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 FAJAR RAMADHAN and M. ZAID WAHYUDI
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Caregiver Yuliansyah Yanim (in yellow jacket) holds schizophrenia patient M. Abdul Fahri to calm him from an earlier rage on Wednesday (2/10/2019) at the Istana KSJ mental health center in Ciarnjur, West Java.

CIANJUR, KOMPAS — The government continues to ensure freedom from shackling for sufferers of schizophrenia and returning them safely to their families after completing treatment. However, they will need to continue taking their medications throughout their lives. This makes control by their respective families necessary, especially as community health centers (puskesmas) often run out of the antipsychotic medication.

Maryati, 23, was a victim of shackling. She had to lie down with her legs bent as there was not enough space in her shed in one corner of the kitchen of her older sister’s home in Pasir Haur hamlet, Sukaresmi village, Kadupandak, Cianjur, West Java. One piece of batik fabric covered her body and face.

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