PM describes Gozo Hospital as a “glorified polyclinic” under PN
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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, addressing a political activity at the Labour Club in Xaghra today, said that the situation that existed at the Gozo Hospital meant that many felt they were in a “third-class hospital, or a glorified polyclinic.” He added that during the previous administration Gozitan patients would have to go to Malta for and emergency treatment.
“In 4 years we will have turned this around and it will result in a situation where Maltese and foreigners will come to Gozo to seek medical care. It will be a place that will give the best care, care that will remain free, said Joseph Muscat.
Dr Muscat mentioned the Barts medical school will be giving new impetus to the Gozitan economy and stressed that although the project is still in the beginning, already 1,000 students have shown interest, meaning that this project will be a success.
“This is a symbol of the difference between one government and another,” Dr Muscat said. “This Government is ambitious and bold not just for itself but for the people. The health sector will be one of the greatest achievements in Gozo.”
“There were many reports from the previous government on Gozo’s health and education, but they were all shelved. We will not do that and through this project in the next 50 years there will jobs here in Gozo, not just for this generation but for the generations to come.”
“This decision means that there are more opportunities in Gozo, more chances for nurses, accountants and other employment, property values will be higher. Hotels will not have to close down in the winter, and I must say that after this success there will be even more schools that choose to come here,” stressed the leader of the Labour Party.