United We Can has promised it will triple the number of mental health professionals in public health to meet “high demand” and reduce current waiting lists. This was announced this Monday in statements to the media at the Comercial de Inca hospital by Esperanca Sans, the party’s candidate for parliament for Mallorca, who said that “for Unidas Podemos, healthcare is an essential pillar of the welfare state, and Although it is true that it should be substantiated from different perspectives, it is very important to respond to the problem of the 21st century, which is mental health.
The candidate insisted, “The Balearic Islands must stop queuing for professionals dedicated to mental health and what we will do is triple the psychiatric care service in the Balearic Islands, with a focus on youth and vulnerable groups.” Special emphasis will be given. Furthermore, he has highlighted the importance of healthcare being “public, universal, free and accessible”, which is “quite the opposite of the right of the PP and the Attorney General, which only focuses on privatisation”, he lamented.
Along these lines, Unidas Podemos has pointed out that, currently, there are six psychologists for every 100,000 inhabitants in the Balearic Islands, and they have noted the need to reach, at least, the European average, which is one for every 100,000. There are 18 psychologists. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), residents. The training thus seeks to respond to the “collapse” situation that island psychologists have repeatedly criticized, according to UP.
For her part, the United Podemos candidate for mayor of Alcudia, María Ramos, has stated that since its formation they intend to “get a healthy municipality, one that generates health and well-being for the people who live there”. , provides family and personal convenience. reconciliation. Therefore, it is necessary to create enough space for schools for all families, provide opportunities for people to do physical activity, allow people to participate in political decisions, in decisions that affect them; The municipality can make it possible for older people to live if they wish, the candidate has stressed.