Partit Nazzjonalista (PN) is berating the government on its decision to completely ignore the mental health sector in Malta. According to the PN, it is shameful that a socialist government does not have financial resources for vulnerable mental health patients, but then has funds to sustain corruption and those in its inner circles.

This has been published in a statement from the party, which was endorsed by MP Maria Galea, who is the Opposition’s spokesperson for mental health amongst others. The statement also continues to criticise the government for completely forgetting mental health patients and the infrastructures that cater for them, such as Mount Carmel Hospital and community services.

The PN is promising to stay close to mental health patients and also expressed solidarity with both the staff and the patients at Mount Carmel Hospital as they all need a more secure and decent place to work and be taken care of. It is also pledging full cooperation with the government on mental health issues without allowing any humiliation for the patients.