‘No reason’ left not to rescind hospitals concession – Delia


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

There was no longer any reason not to rescind the concession on the three public hospitals now that the National Audit Office has reviewed the memorandum of understanding signed before the contract was awarded to Vitals, according to Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia.

The document had gone missing when the NAO initially looked into the deal, publishing a damning report indicating that collusion had taken place. It was found following an extensive search, but in an addendum to its original report published today, the NAO said that it did not allay any concerns and that the process appeared to be “staged and deceitful.”

In a reaction, Delia said that Prime Minister Robert Abela had to decide whether to side with the Maltese or with those who robbed them on a daily basis.

He highlighted that the PN had opposed the concession from the outset, and that Vitals was a newly-registered company with no experience and unknown owners who were given the right to run three hospitals for 90 years.

Delia also insisted that Abela has long been fully aware of the matter, having been the consultant to his predecessor Joseph Muscat.

“Instead of being robbed daily, we could have invested these millions to help those who have been worst hit during the pandemic,” he said.