Hiqa report contradicts Harney’s explanation

Minister for Health Mary Harney is facing renewed criticism for explanations she gave for deciding to drop the cervical cancer vaccination programme.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th November, 2008

Minister for Health Mary Harney is facing renewed criticism for explanations she gave for deciding to drop the cervical cancer vaccination programme.

The Sunday Business Post has learned that the Health Service Executive (HSE) never attempted to cost the vaccines for the programme.

The health minister also said the administrative cost of the programme had not been factored into the overall assessment carried out by the Health Information Quality Authority (Hiqa).That is, however, contradicted in...

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