Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Health
Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
710. To ask the Minister for Health If consideration will be given to the request of a representative association in relation to the need to provide additional support for a sector (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5957/20]
812. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to provide additional financial support for community pharmacies in view of difficulties facing this sector as outlined by a union (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7026/20]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 710 and 812 together.
My officials and I have met with the Irish Pharmacy Union twice since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and engagement is ongoing in relation to the State supports which may be of benefit to the pharmacy sector.