MDA to identify property which may be used as temporary medical facilities

Miguela Xuereb

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Malta Developers Association said that it is looking into property which could be easily converted into temporary medical facilities if the need arises, in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

The Developers’ lobby called on the government and all the country’s stakeholders to give their utmost priority to boost medical services and tackle the challenging healthcare issues.

In its statement the MDA said that it acknowledged the unprecedented economic difficulties that everyone is facing however this was not a time for panic and ill thought calls for half-baked economic incentives and state handouts aimed at solving the short-term consequences of an economic shortfall.

The MDA maintained that at this stage all the country’s resources should be focused towards boosting healthcare, medical services and resources and the preparation of more emergency facilities which could be needed in the coming days and weeks.

The lobby said that it would be holding discussions with the government to identify and provide existing properties which could be easily converted into temporary medical facilities to be used if the need arises.

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