Malta Parliament passes amendments to IVF law, Deputy PM Fearne ensures benefits to couples

Malta Parliament passes amendments to IVF law, Deputy PM Fearne ensures benefits to couples

Malta: The new proposed amendments to the IVF law have passed with a large majority from all stages in the Parliament of Malta. The amendments to the IVF have complemented the election promise of the government of amending the IVF laws within the first hundred days in office. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister of Malta- Chris Fearne penned down on social media and provided the information. 

Deputy PM Fearne noted, “Amendments to IVF law with provisions for increased opportunities for new lives passed with the large majority from all stages in Parliament this evening – thank you to all who voted in favour.”

Amendments to #IVF law with provisions for increased opportunities for new lives passed with large majority from all stages in 🇲🇹 #Parliament this evening – thank you to all who voted in favour!

— Chris Fearne (@chrisfearne) July 6, 2022

He also extended greetings to the parliamentary representatives who had voted in favour. 

The government of Malta and especially Health Minister Chris Fearne, is working efficiently to strengthen the health sector of the country. In part, the government made efforts to further widen state-provided IVF services. 

In the IVF law, the eligibility will be increased to the age of 45 rather than 42 and offers more IVF cycles for free, extending IVF to those who are already parents and are interested in egg donations and transfer of embryos from other countries.

Chris Fearne- Health Minister, outlined that the government would also allow the doctors to use the latest and modern technologies to avoid the heartbreaking stories of babies born with certain conditions that would die in a few weeks.

“425 new lives were born out of IVF so far, and today we will continue to increase the opportunity for more new lives,” he said.

In the press conference, Fearne asserted that the Labour Party aimed to extend IVF services so more couples could attain the dream of becoming parents, including infertile couples. 

Further, he added that the government wants to assist couples who suffered from miscarriages, couples who ended unsuccessful IVF cycles, and couples with a history of medical complications.

Moreover, the new amendments will also enable couples to have their next baby via IVF if they have already had a child through IVF. 

Chris Fearne, Health Minister of Malta, has gained a lot of appreciation for his efficient service to the country since 2016. He is extensively working to boost the health sector with his re-emerging and people-centric policies. 

With his various initiatives, such as strengthening the mental health programmes and managing the COVID-19 pandemic, Fearne improves the overall health conditions of the Maltese people. 

Moreover, in order to strengthen the country and creates an efficient response against the COVID-19 pandemic, Fearne ramped up the vaccination drive in the country. Deputy Prime Minister also gained appreciation from the World Health Organisation with his exceptional leadership and dedicated work in the health sector of the country. 

The Maltese health system also witnessed remarkable progress under Fearne’s leadership, with the policies such as improvement in avoidable mortality and low levels of unmet needs. 

Apart from this, Deputy Prime Minister is also the founder of the Malta Institute for Medical Education. The medical school offers a five-year MBBS curriculum in Malta.