MALTA – STANDARD HEALTH SYSTEM WHO
Malta is a country located in the Mediterranean Sea, with a long medical history. Malta is rated as the country with the best healthcare system in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) ranks Malta 5th out of more than 100 countries in terms of overall healthcare services. Recently, Numbeo’s independent study of European countries found that Malta’s healthcare system ranked second and second only to France.
Maltese medical – The best medical system today
Public hospitals in Malta have a long and strong history. The public hospital here owns the most modern medical facilities in Europe and top healthcare services. The government pays for the public health system through a contribution tax and pays for almost every treatment, including hospitalizations, prescriptions, pregnancy and childbirth, surgery, and rehabilitation.
The government provides primary health care through 8 medical centers spread across the Maltese Islands. Besides general practitioners and nursing services, all Maltese Medical Centers also provide preventive, curative and rehabilitation services such as the prenatal and postpartum clinic, diabetes clinic, ophthalmology clinic, psychiatric clinic, physiotherapy treatment, …
In addition to the system of public health care services, the private health care regime is also of great interest to the people. More and more locals buy private health insurance and some choose to use the services of General Practitioners and Private Consultants. Large employers often contract private doctors to meet employee needs. Most doctors working in public hospitals have private clinics.
Almost every pharmacy across Malta and Gozo offers GP services between certain hours. However, some pharmacies have specialist doctors and no appointment is required because doctors work on a unit basis. To see a doctor in a pharmacy costs about 10 euros and this is considered a private healthcare service.
Hospital facilities and medical staff.
As one of the countries with the third-largest healthcare in the world, medical equipment is always focused and invested by the Maltese government. Maltese healthcare has always developed according to cutting-edge science. Malta has always been at the forefront of medical examination. And treatment along with developing science to bring patients the best care, treatment and recovery services.
Malta has top-ranked medical universities in the world, it has some of the best professors in Europe and its medical research is relentless. Medical schools have close links with many Maltese hospitals to provide first-class medical care.
Cost of medicine and medical treatment in Malta
Compared to other countries, Malta’s medical costs are much cheaper, especially for the US. For example, the common asthma medication, Albuterol, costs about $3.50 in Malta, compared with $50 to $100 in the US.
With affordable medical expenses, Maltese people who arrive at the hospital can choose basic hospital coverage and then pay other costs out of their own pocket. The cost of a basic exam costs about $20 with an average MRI scan costing $168 to $213 ($1,500 in the US).
Health care regime for immigrants in Malta
If a foreigner intends to live and work in Malta for more than three months. Whether as an employee or as an independent worker, the investor will be required to contribute to the Maltese Social Security System. This contribution includes 10% of salary. You will then receive a National Insurance number as an eligible taxpayer in Malta.
In addition, all Maltese and European Union (EU) citizens holding a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will receive free medical treatment from government-funded hospitals and clinics for a period time of staying.
Malta is a country with extremely developed medicine and many preferential policies. With such a modern healthcare system, Malta is an ideal place to live and develop for a long time.
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