VGH ‘cat­e­gor­i­cally de­nies’ al­le­ga­tion made by the Na­tion­al­ist Party

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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