Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31 Number 16 July 16, 1968
A meeting to organise a campaign on behalf of the New Zealand Medical Association will be held on Wednesday.
It will be addressed by Dr. E. Geiringer.
Students have been requested by Dr. Geiringer to help with the distribution of pamphlets and with the running of public meetings.
The results of the by-election will be anxiously Analysed by the political parties in order to gauge the mood of the public and make the necessary adjustments of policy which might enable then to win the General Elections next year."
"Any issue which can be brought before the Hutt electorate will therefore be carefully scrutinised by the political parties who have ultimate power to make or mar our system of medical care and in particular, to proceed with reforms of our system of psychiatric care."
The NZMA has decided to canvass the electorate.
The major matters will be conditions in Porirua, the fact that the whole Hutt area does not have a single psychiatrist (when adequate care would demand about 4-5) and the "insane" expenditure on re-building Tokanui.