The Maltese Medical Association has declared an industrial dispute from next Thursday. In a statement, the Association said it is unacceptable that a medical consultant was transferred because he expressed his professional judgment.
It explained that the industrial dispute revolved around the removal of Dr Kenneth Grech from his responsibility for coordinating the public health response to Covid-19, after recommending caution on the opening schools.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health told TVM that the removal of Dr Grech from the Covid Team had nothing to do with the MUT issue that was resolved last week and explained that a team of public health experts, including Dr Kenneth Grech, were working on a strategy on how to use European funds for the health sector in Malta, but in recent months had focused on the pandemic. She went on to add that these experts now have been called back to their original roles in order that our country did not risk losing millions of European funds for the future of the health sector and the country’s recovery from Coronavirus.