Tag: Medical Association of Malta
Doctors have welcomed some of the new restrictive measures announced by the Government on Friday evening but said they remain very skeptical and unconvinced on the willingness to enforce by the government.
The proposed Equality Bill is fundamentally a good law, but one which goes well beyond its intended objectives and can thus put medical practitioners in difficulty, the Medical Association of Malta said in an appeal to guarantee the right for doctors to exercise conscientious objection.
The Medical Association of Malta has disassociated itself from industrial action taking place at Mater Dei Hospital or elsewhere in the health service, stating that any cancellation of operation would be due to industrial action from another trade union.
More measures may be needed to bring the number of Covid-19 cases down, as the present measures only appear to have managed to stop their number from increasing, according to the Medical Association of Malta.
The Medical Association of Malta has orders doctors working in the public health system to strike for an hour on Thursday morning in protest against “political and unscientific interference” by other ministries in the health authorities’ efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Medical Association of Malta president Martin Balzan highlighted that the latest measures the government announced to contain the spread of Covid-19 were not far off what the doctors’ union had proposed, but warned that public compliance – and strict enforcement – were crucial.
The Medical Association of Malta has warned that it will reactivate all its industrial directives on Tuesday should the new measures dealing with Covid-19 set to be announced by the government fall short of its expectations.
The Medical Association of Malta noted that while Prime Minister Robert Abela might be having a change of heart and is considering re-introducing restrictive measures to decrease the number of active coronavirus cases, he seems more concerned about the tourism lobby rather than public health.
The Medical Association of Malta has opted to pause its industrial directives for one week as from Saturday, though it is expecting decisive action by the government in response.
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