Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Summer Economic Statement: Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Photo of Patricia RyanPatricia Ryan (Kildare South, Sinn Fein)
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I thank the Ministers. I am glad to see that the statement looks beyond Covid but I am concerned that sufficient account is not taken for the full reopening of our health service, particularly screening services. Are there specific plans for the recovery of our health service? I am aware that Deputy Canney asked a similar question and that the Minister, Deputy Michael McGrath, mentioned Sláintecare but I am concerned with the lack of screening taking place. If I could get something on that I would appreciate it.