8,396 angiograms in four years

€60.8 million in capital funds spent on health sector during 2014

A total of 8,396 angiograms were carried out between 2011 and 2014, information tabled in parliament by Health Minister Konrad Mizzi shows.

The majority of angiograms – an X-ray test to visualize the blood in the coronary arteries – were carried out in 2011, at a total of 2,320. 2,077 angiograms were carried out in 2012, 2,100 in 2013 and 1,899 in 2014.

In reply to a series of questions raised by PN MP Claudio Grech, formerly shadow health minister, Mizzi revealed that a total of €17,480,428 were spent on oncology during 2014.

The capital fund allocated for the health sector last year amounted to €60.8 million.

A breakdown of these funds shows that €11,221,340 were spent in EU co-funded projects and other works, almost €6 million were invested in the Gozo General Hospital while the expenditure on Mater Dei Hospital was of €2.5 million.

Almost €1.3 million were spent at the Sir Paul Boffa Hospital while €1.6 million were spent by the Central Procurement Supplies Unit.

€50,733 were spent by the Pharmacy of Your Choice while almost half a million were spent in primary health care.

€351,438 were spent over the National Blood Transfusion Centre.

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