Government Senator, Charles Sinclair, says local government authorities have not played their part in ensuring children do not abandon their elderly and infirm parents in public hospitals.

According to Senator Charles, despite raising the fact that Municipal Councils have the power to utilize the maintenance act they have failed to do so.

The Senator made the comments while speaking to Nationwide This Morning.

Despite lobbying local governments to use the maintenance act, Mr. Charles there says remains opposition to its use.

Charles Sinclair, Government Senator.