The Malta Independent 11 July 2020, Saturday

‘It is not true that Steward Health Care is doing nothing’ – Chris Fearne

Tuesday, 24 March 2020, 19:35 Last update: about 5 months ago

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne said that the claims made by the Nationalist Party against Steward Health Care are not true as they are playing a crucial role in supporting projects relating to the Coronavirus.

Fearne was reacting to a comment that opposition leader Adrian Delia passed in today's parliamentary session.

Delia raised concern over the €70 million invested in Steward Health Care which had guaranteed 800 beds across St. Luke's Hospital and in Gozo Public hospital. He stated that it is all "wasted money" as it has not provided health authorities with the help that it promised it will in this time of crisis. 

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Fearne debunked this statement, saying that "it is not true that Steward Health Care is doing nothing, we will be inviting the media to see what is happening in Gozo and Steward Health Care is supporting this with the €70 million that the leader of the opposition mentioned."

Fearne also addressed questions that Delia raised over the public call for health professionals to aid with the Coronavirus pandemic. The latter asked if these individuals will be registered under government for a limited period. The Health Minister confirmed that they will have a contract that will be limited for the period of time that this pandemic persists


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