The deputy of Más País, Íñigo Errejón, has used his turn to ask this Wednesday to ask the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, details about the Executive’s plans to resolve the mental health problems generated by the pandemic. “If I say diazepan, valium, or lexatin, we all know what we are talking about. When have we gotten used to this?” Errejón questioned. At the end of his shift, from the bench on the right occupied by PP and Vox, a deputy has yelled at him: “Go to the doctor!”
“At what point have we normalized that for our society to function we have to live permanently medicated?” Errejón said during his turn to speak before the outburst of the opposite bench. The deputy has reminded Sánchez that he has been warning for weeks that the next wave will be that of mental health, and that the state has to act.
He has asked for several commitments: updating the national mental health strategy, doubling the number of psychologists in public health and when he was going to pronounce the third, his turn was over and the microphone was cut off. It is at that moment when a deputy from the bench on the right yelled “Go to the doctor!” The deputies of the left have reproached him for his comment and have begun to applaud Errejón’s intervention.