Malta: Appointed in 2016 as the Minister for Health, Chris Fearne has been working hard to boost the country’s health sector.
Malta, which is also called as the Republic of Malta, is an island nation in the European Union. The country has been flourishing in all sectors, especially the health sector, because of the continuous efforts of its health minister.
Chris Fearne has also held the position of Parliamentary Secretary for Health since April 2014. Before this position, he worked as a doctor and surgeon in Malta for more than 29 years.
In July 2017, Fearne was selected as the Maltese Deputy Prime Minister.
Recently, the Health Secretary announced that it would be inviting people over the age of 60 for their second booster jab to prevent the rise of COVID-19 cases in Malta.
Hon. Fearne has been working hard to prevent the infection of Covid-19 in the island country. There have been a total of 110,191 infections recorded and 768 coronavirus-related deaths reported in the nation since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which is the lowest death rate in Europe. So far, Malta has allocated over 1,320,877 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Besides Covid, Fearne has been working on other issues as well, such as recently, he ordered an assessment of legislation regarding abortion laws to assure medical professionals are not stopped from saving lives.
The order was given because the request of an American tourist to terminate a non-viable pregnancy was denied by the health officials in Malta, following which the health minister stated that he believes there must be nothing in the Maltese law that stops the medical staff from saving a life.
Since Chris Fearne became the Parliamentary Secretary for Health in 2014, the nation moved up by four places in the Euro health consumer index from rank 27 in 2014 to 23 in 2015.
Furthermore, Malta has also been known for providing some of the world’s best healthcare. The WHO (World Health Organisation) placed Malta 5th among over 100 nations for overall healthcare services.