Diabetes consultants now sitting at civic centres, Health minister confirms

Health Minister Chris Fearne said that this was the culmination of a series of initiatives targeted at diabetics, from new technology to measure diabetes to new treatments

Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne met with the elderly at an event titled Healthy Living in the Community in Mellieha
Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne met with the elderly at an event titled Healthy Living in the Community in Mellieha

In the coming weeks, diabetes doctors will be able to sit for patient consultations at civic centres around Malta and Gozo. Patients would no longer have to go to Mater Dei to see a diabetes consultant.

Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne confirmed this at an activity titled Healthy Living in the Community in Mellieha.

Parliamentary Secretary for Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Anthony Agius Decelis was also present for the activity. "Today's event is evidence that the elderly are at the centre of this government's politics not just through direct investments but also through indirect services," he said.

"Diabetes consultants at local council buildings are just one of many initiatives that we've undertaken in the realm of diabetes. We have also inaugurated the national politics of diabetes through the introduction of new medicine and new technology to check for diabetes," Fearne said.

Agius Decelis said that the Health Ministry and the Parliamentary Secretariat were continously working together to make sure that the elderly would keep active and healthy in the community.

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