No facilities exist in the public sector for gender realignment surgery and there are no plans for such services to be introduced, Health Minister Joseph Cassar has said in reply to a Parliamentary question.

Labour MP Owen Bonnici asked if such facilities existed and if the minister felt that the government should, at least, cover a fracton of the cost of such operations since some people were having such operations carried out abroad, even in Serbia.

The minister gave no further details.

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