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Varadkar's plans ‘grossly insensitive’ and ‘ill conceived’, says IMO

Health minister suggested that private companies could take up certain functions in public hospitals

6th November, 2015
Health Minister Leo Varadkar Pic: Rollingnews.ie

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has criticised the minister for health Leo Varadkar over his suggestion that private companies could take up certain functions in public hospitals.

Dr Ray Walley, the president of the IMO, described the suggestions as ‘grossly insensitive’ and ‘ill conceived’ and as an attempt by the government to avoid responsibility for the consequences of years of austerity in the health services.

Varadkar had been speaking at the...

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