Health Minister Urged To Look To Asylum Seekers To Boost Health Service Numbers

Clare’s Independent TD has commended the Minister for Heath for his efforts to boost numbers in the health service.

40,000 applicants have signed up for the HSE’s ‘On Call For Ireland’ initiative so far.

Any healthcare professional who is not already working in the public health service is being asked to help out in the fight against coronavirus here.


It’s anticipated that many additional hospital and care beds will be needed to deal with this outbreak.

Speaking in the Dáil last night, Scariff Deputy Michael McNamara suggested that the Minister Simon Harris looks to those currently claiming asylum in the state and can’t work.