Watch: Opposition leader accuses PM of ignoring experts’ advice

Ċertezza li Robert Abela kellu l-parir tal-esperti mediċi li ma jiftaħx l-iskejjel mill-ewwel

Illum għandna konferma oħra tal-arroganza ta’ Robert Abela wara li ddeċieda illi jitneħħa konsulent ewlieni tas-saħħa pubblika għaliex ma qabilx ma’ dak li ddeċieda hu minn jeddu.Din id-deċiżjoni tikkonferma b’ċertezza li Robert Abela kellu l-parir tal-esperti mediċi li ma jiftaħx l-iskejjel mill-ewwel għaliex dan seta jkun ta’ detriment kbir għas-saħħa ta’ uliedna, tal-edukaturi u l-għalliema, tal-amministrazzjonijiet tal-iskejjel kif ukoll tal-familji tagħna.Dan hu Prim Ministru li ma jħallix lill-esperti mediċi jagħtu pariri kontra dak li jgħid hu u jrid jibqa' jiddeċiedi kollox waħdu mingħajr ma jagħti każ ħadd.

Posted by Bernard Grech on Monday, January 11, 2021

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Opposition leader Bernard Grech has accused Prime Minister Robert Abela of ignoring experts’ advice following the dismissal of public health consultant Kenneth Grech.

In a video uploaded to Facebook on Monday, Grech said it proved Abela’s arrogance.

This decision confirms that Abela was cautioned about the re-opening of schools, Grech said, adding that this might be detrimental to the health of the school community including students, educators and school administration, as well as their family.

Grech accused the prime minister of not allowing medical experts of voicing their opinion based on scientific evidence and going against their advice. The Opposition leader maintained that Abela is ignoring and deciding against experts’ advice.

The Medical Association of Malta issued a statement condemning the dismissal of an unnamed public health consultant responsible for the coordination of Covid-19 response team. The public health consultant had cautioned the government about the reopening of schools following Christmas recess.

Sources have told Newsbook.com.mt that the unnamed medical consultant is Dr Kenneth Grech.

The association will convene in the evening to evaluate the situation before deciding what action to take.

Last week, the Malta Union of Teachers said the health authorities had advised the Education Ministry not to reopen schools in view of an expected surge of coronavirus cases in Malta.

Following the government’s refusal to shift classes online, the MUT ordered a two-day strike. The strike came to end on Friday, after an agreement was reached between the union and the government.