Valletta, Malta: Chris Fearne- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health of Malta, unveiled the plaque honouring the late cardiologist Albert Fenech at Mater Dei Hospitals’ cardiac ward.
On Wednesday, August 3, 2022, Chris Fearne, while taking to Twitter, stated that they are celebrating the life and work of Prof Albert Fenech, who was a great contributor to the development of cardiology service in Malta.
He posted a photo on Twitter in which it could be seen that the plaque consisted of a photo of the surgeon along with a short biography. While writing a caption, Chris Fearne noted, “Commemorating the life and work of Prof Albert Fenech – a great contributor to the development of #cardiology services in #Malta.”
Known as one of Malta’s top cardiologists, Fenech was a former MP who died on December 28 at the age of 70. His family said that Fenech was found lifeless in his home with ECG leads still attached to his chest.
It appeared that he must have felt symptoms of a heart attack and tried to perform an ECG test on himself but could not finish it before the attack killed him.
Commemorating the life and work of Prof Albert Fenech – great contributor to the development of #cardiology services in #Malta pic.twitter.com/OG17xGmd51
— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) August 3, 2022
Chris Fearne also paid tribute to the cardiologist as he co-founded the cardiology department within local public healthcare in 1995 along with fellow cardiologist Alex Manche and carried out the very first operation at Mater Dei Hospital – an angiogram – in 2007.
He continued to be one of Mater Dei Hospital’s top cardiologists until 2015 when he was told that he had to make way for younger cardiologists.
Chris Fearne is the health minister of Malta who worked diligently to improve the country’s health sector. Due to his guidance and leadership, Malta’s health sector ranked fifth across the globe. The death rate has significantly decreased.
During the COVID-19 times, his policies and response stand Malta’s health sector against major natural calamities.