Medical laboratory scientists have sought an urgent meeting with health minister Mary Harney after the National Cancer Screening Service announced it had awarded the multimillion euro cytology testing contract to a private company.
Quest Diagnostics, an American company that has been processing smear tests for the HSE on a temporary basis, was selected as the preferred bidder meaning that it will process 300,000 cervical smear tests for the HSE each year.
‘‘This decision gives a clear...
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