Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Deputy PM Chris Fearne boosts Malta's Health Sector with developmental policies

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health Chris Fearne is working tirelessly to strengthen Malta's health sector.

Tuesday, 28th June 2022

Deputy PM Chris Fearne boosts Malta's Health Sector with developmental policies
Malta: Development and growth are some paramount aspects of any country. With effective political strategies and developmental agendas, various countries are emerging so fast that they have been considered for their work worldwide. One such nation Malta- located in the central Mediterranean Sea is also flourishing on the path of development.  The country is experiencing an incredible expansion of several sectors, and various policies and agendas also create stronger bilateral ties with the other countries.  After witnessing huge ups and downs, such as the succession of rulers and fortresses, the country is getting back on track under efficient leadership. The Health Sector has witnessed incredible growth in recent years with the effective policies of the Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister, Chris Fearne.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health - Chris Fearne, who assumed office in April 2016, gained a lot of appreciation for his incredible work and strategies to strengthen the country's health sector.  He is working tirelessly to enhance the country's infrastructure and develop plans in response to the various emerging viruses. Deputy Prime Minister always remained committed to the upliftment of the development strategies of the country's health sector and other sectors.  Health Minister Fearne intends to build on the island's success while introducing significant reform to power the country to a bright future. He always put more focus on the mental health of the countrymen of Malta and launched a mental health strategy for widespread consultation.  The finalized strategy was being presented as the overarching framework that could pave the way for investment and reform in mental health services and the broader promotion of mental health and wellbeing.  The aim of the policies was to bring the change through a combination of initiatives to prevent mental ill-health where possible; the investment could be made in physical and human resources and the creation of a new service framework that revolves around service users' needs.  In addition to that, during the two-year hiatus of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fearne was credited with keeping the economy through the crisis, maintaining public support through generous assistance to businesses, and consumer vouchers to all residents. Moreover, during the times of the COVID-19, his Labour government has never raised taxes and said it does not do so.  The Health Ministry has announced several measures as part of a financial package to assist the Maltese economy during the COVID-19 outbreak, which was primarily focused on easing pressures on the liquidity of businesses, protecting jobs and helping the most vulnerable during this challenging period. Malta has also achieved huge success in the vaccination campaign and accomplished the 40 percent target set by the World Health Organization. Due to his incredible steps during the COVID-19 pandemic, Malta secured the position of having the highest immunization rate in the entire European region, with 89.4% of its total targeted population being fully vaccinated. On the other hand, Deputy Prime Minister also worked to develop strategies to stringent the society's infrastructure, making a great leap forward in terms of the quality of the human resources and turning the country into a truly knowledge-based society.  About Christopher Fearne Born in Attard, Malta, on 12 March 1963, Christopher Fearne has remained in many positions in the government of Malta. In April 2016, he held the position of the Minister for Health after remaining Parliamentary Secretary for Health since April 2014.   He also remained Member of Parliament for the ruling Labour Party and was the Chairman of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee at the Maltese House of Representatives. He also worked as a doctor and surgeon for over 29 years. Christopher Fearne was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of Malta in July 2017.