Mauritius announces review of mental health legislation to protect patients with disabilities and mental illnesses
- The government announced through a press release that it would begin addressing deficiencies in healthcare treatment for people with mental illnesses.
- The Minister of Health and Quality of Life pointed specifically to psychiatric care, seniors, and the social security of people with mental illnesses as targets for examination.
- Mauritius’s mental healthcare budget currently comprises 9.7% of the government’s 9.7 billion rupee ($253,809,090) budget.
“It is our firm conviction at the Ministry that dignity for any patient must mean that the patient is being treated with kindness and compassion.”
“Mental Health Care Act to be reviewed to better address mental health issues” (Republic of Mauritius Government Information Service)