Tuesday, 16th July 2024

Malta: Ukrainian citizens must be given full access to healthcare in the EU, says Chris Fearne

Malta's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne said that Ukrainian citizens should be given full access to healthcare services in EU.

Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Malta: Ukrainian citizens must be given full access to healthcare in the EU, says Chris Fearne
Lending a helping hand to Ukrainians suffering from war, Malta's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health Chris Fearne said that Ukrainian citizens should be given full access to healthcare services in the entire European Union. During a meeting of the EU Health Council in Luxembourg, Fearne said that citizens of Ukraine should be afforded EU healthcare services to the same extent as European citizens.  While expressing his compassion for the citizens of Ukraine, Dy PM Fearne added that this effort by the European Union would directly offer humanitarian aid in an efficient way to assist or help Ukrainian citizens who are in dire need of medical assistance. Fearne also managed to gather more support from at least one other minister in attendance, Fearne's Czech counterpart Vlastimil Valek, who talked in a similar manner. According to Valek, the EU has a moral obligation to provide all Ukrainian refugees with high-quality healthcare. According to information released by the European Commission earlier this June, hospitals in EU member states have received about 500 patients from Ukraine so far. In Ukraine, several hospitals have been devastated, and others are experiencing staffing and supply shortages. The country requires significant medical support as Russian attacks have damaged a number of medical infrastructures during an invasion.  Chris Fearne not only asked the European Union for assistance, but Malta itself is providing support to Ukrainian citizens and promised that it would be offering oncology facilities to patients coming from Ukraine. They have promised that at a time, Ukrainian patients will receive the treatment, announced the Ministry of Health.  Malta's support for Ukraine Citizens Apart from government efforts, Malta's administration has encouraged many to help the citizens of Ukraine with everything they can do. A month after Russia invaded Ukraine, the Ukrainian Refugees in Malta organization was founded to assist refugees fleeing their country, primarily mothers and children, in settling in Malta. The Ta'Xbiex and Sliema centres have received a tonne of support from the community. They were previously facing a shortage of food, and they do a timely update about timings and opening hours. According to data, more than 1,000 Ukrainian citizens arrived in Malta in the first three months after Russia invaded Ukraine. Taking spontaneous action to support Ukrainians, the Malta government granted a temporary protection order to about 191 people in March, which rose to 395 in April and 416 in May 2022. Among the people who reached Ukraine.