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Patients at mercy of Troika and incompetent Minister – Ó Caoláin

3 April, 2013 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Commenting on the leaked Troika report which imposes tighter restrictions on health spending, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said:

“This report shows that patients in our public health system are now at the mercy of the Troika, incompetent Health Minister James Reilly and the broken promises on healthcare from the Fine Gael/Labour Coalition.

“The Government has imposed major cuts across our public health services, adversely affecting patient care. Yet Minister Reilly has failed to effectively tackle the massive over-pricing of medicines in this State.

“The Troika is pressing for further restrictions on the numbers of people with medical cards and the government is complying.

“This is despite the Fine Gael/Labour Coalition's promise to introduce free GP care for all in its first term of office.”


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