PN to wait for inquiry outcome before taking decisions on shadow health minister
Suspicious medical certificates
The Nationalist Party will await the outcome of an inquiry before taking any decisions regarding its Shadow Minister for Health, Stephen Spiteri, the Party informed The Malta Independent yesterday.
Dr Spiteri is facing a formal inquiry by the Medical Council regarding suspicious medical certificates issued under his name following an investigation by Lovin Malta last year.
Patients needing a medical certificate were reported to have left their details and €5 at a pharmacy and the certificate was reportedly then issued without a medical examination having taken place.
In comments to The Malta Independent, the PN said: “Dr Spiteri denies all allegations and confirms that he has been in the medical profession for more than 25 years and has always practised to the highest standards.
“The Nationalist Party will await the conclusions of the Medical Council before commenting any further.”
A public hearing on the issue is due to take place on 15 October. The Medical Council has decided to proceed with the inquiry which could result in Dr Spiteri being struck off the medical register.
“After receiving the information in relation to Dr Spiteri, the Medical Council Malta has initiated its preliminary examination of the matter under review and has subsequently referred the matter for the necessary proceedings according to law,” the Medical Council told the Lovin Malta website. These proceedings refer to a full inquiry under the Health Care Professions Act.