New Pharmacy of Your Choice Office opened in Victoria
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Minister for Health Chris Fearne, has opened a new Pharmacy of Your Choice (POYC) office in Gozo, which is now located at 124, Triq l-Arcisqof Pietru Pace, in Victoria – just down from the Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School,
He explained that it will continue to strengthen its services to around 12,000 patients who currently make use of POYC in Gozo. Dr Fearne added that in total there are 19 pharmacies in Gozo that are partners in this scheme.
“This investment ties in with the rebuilding of the Gozo General Hospital, the construction of the Barts Medical School, and is part of a detailed Government plan that entails other projects which will be announced in near future, ensuring that Gozitan patients have the health service they deserve,” he said,
Also present for the opening of the new POYC office, was the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana, who praised the initiative, saying that Gozitan patients continue to be better served in Gozo without having to make the crossing to Malta .
She reiterated the Government’s commitment to Gozo, with the health sector being given the priority it deserves, and to this end the Ministry for Gozo is giving its full support, Dr Caruana said.
The Minister added that, “this includes the recently announced investment of a € 1.5 million Health Centre in the heart of Victoria, a building that will be allocated for this purpose by the Gozo Ministry.”
Justyne Caruana said that these projects in the health sector are part of a Government plan for Gozo, to ensure the best possible service which will result in “substantial improvements in the quality of life for Gozitans.”