“A total invention” – Prof. Gauci dismisses resignation rumors

Charmaine Gauci
Miguela Xuereb

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Superintendent of Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci has denied the rumours of her resignation in a Facebook post.

Writing on Facebook, Prof. Gauci said that the medical profession was a vocation which required sacrifices, dedication and love towards one’s job. She maintained that she was privileged to be tasked with serving the country in such difficult and unprecedented times.

“We are at crossroads and I will continue serving,” she wrote, adding that the rumours of her resignation were a “total invention”.

Gauci added that the cooperation of the public and the respect from the authorities, has been crucial so that together with her team and professionals she could do her job with the “utmost dedication, impartiality and professionalism. And I will continue to do so”.

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Posted by Charmaine Gauci on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Health Ministry dispels rumours on Prof Gauci’s resignation

The Health Ministry has dismissed the claims that the Superintendent of Public Health, Prof. Charmaine Gauci, has stepped down.

Over the last days, Prof. Gauci was rumoured to have resigned from her post amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for the ministry told Newsbook.com.mt that this was completely untrue.

Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister Robert Abela claimed that a “campaign mounted against the Superintendent of Public Health”. He dismissed the claims as “fake news”.

On Monday, Prof. Gauci announced that her daily briefings would come to an end since Malta is in a “transition phase”. Instead the medical bulletin is being delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Superintendent of Public Health has become a household name with everything related to coronavirus, with many glued to their devices at 12.30pm awaiting the daily update.