HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 cc317-8W
Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what facilities exist within Swaziland for the treatment of mental illness; and how many people in need of treatment have instead been committed to prison.

Mr. Frederick Lee

There is at present no mental hospital in the territory. 40 mental patients are accommodated at Mbabane Central Prison, which has a section set aside for mental cases. This is under the supervision of 6 mental attendants, and is visited twice weekly by a Medical Officer. A further 29 cases are accommodated at district prisons where treatment is given by visiting Medical Officers.

In addition 30 mental patients are being maintained at institutions in the Republic of South Africa.

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