The Communist Party of Malta said that “the Government should invest more in public healthcare and not in the private sector. The proposed measure to incorporate the private in the running of public healthcare dentistry services in the community, shows, that public services in Malta are being taken over by private entities.
“Workers in the public health service should be aware as privatisation will push-down their working conditions and wages, as new workers will be employed under precarious conditions that include jobs on a definite contract, and others under temporary agency work contract”.
The Communist Party of Malta added that “Healthcare care should remain public and not transferred to profit-oriented entities as this threatens the concept of having a universal welfare system. Government should not use public finances to subsidise private hospitals and clinics”.