Watch: Pensioners should get free medicine – Abela

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Laburista leadership hopeful Robert Abela said that all pensioners should be eligible for free medicine.

Speaking during a press conference in Fgura, Abela stressed that pensioners should not choose between buying food or medicine. He added that from their estimates, such a measure would cost around €40 million annually.

According to Abela such measure would improve the pensioners’ lives immediately. He emphasized that every pensioner should be eligible for such a scheme. On Friday, Abela said that he did not believe in the concept of free housing unless it was an exceptional case.

The MP said that if elected, he was convinced that his rival Chris Fearne as a health minister would implement such a proposal.