VGH ‘categorically denies’ allegation made by the Nationalist Party
VGH yesterday categorically denied allegations made by Nationalist Party spokespersons during Tuesday’s press conference as well as allegations mentioned in a press release issued by the Nationalist Party’s media office.
On Tuesday, the Nationalist Party said it will ask the Parliamentary Committee on Health to go through all the hospital privatisation documents because there were too many coincidences and the whole deal “stinks of corruption.”
In a statement, VGH said it has communicated with the media on multiple occasions and has been transparent on all issues brought forward including questions raised about UBOs and how investors in VGH first came to discover Malta as an investment opportunity. These questions have now been answered and recently published in the media.
While the company said it understood and fully supported the fact that major projects of national importance are subject to legal and public scrutiny, it is unacceptable that facts are twisted and fabricated stories are presented to the Maltese public to the detriment of all parties involved.
Furthermore, VGH reiterated that although it has entered into an agreement with the government, it remains a private entity, one which has competed in a fair and competitive tender process, which has signed a legal agreement compliant with local and international law, and which is trying its utmost to focus on healthcare delivery and achieve the best outcomes for patients.
VGH said it is partnering with some of the biggest names in healthcare in an upfront and transparent manner, and will be sure to promote all collaborations and partnerships that work to strengthen the delivery of its services. Contracts leaked to local blogs show nothing but our company’s commitment to work with the world’s best which will ultimately result in better care for the patients who seek care at our facilities.
VGH added it is committed to participate in any constructive dialogue to clarify the path of transforming healthcare to the benefit of all Maltese and Gozitan citizens, which will include new facilities and equipment, improved IT and systems, state of the art medical treatments- and all of this with the patient at the centre of our efforts.
VGH added that it reserves the right to seek redress in the courts of law.