What preparations were made to boost testing facilities?

DUP MLA for Fermanagh & South Tyrone Deborah Erskine, who is also a member of the health committee has asked what preparations the department of health made to boost testing facilities both for availability of lateral flow kits and PCR slots.

By Deborah Erskine MLA

Fermanagh & South Tyrone

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Mrs Erskine said,

“The spike in cases was well predicted by health officials including the minister but with no PCR test slots available and pharmacies running low on lateral flow kits, the question must be asked as to what preparations were made to deal with the rise in cases.

Just as the rise in cases was warned about, then additional kits should have been supplied to help people establish if they even needed a PCR slot.

It is deeply disappointing that something so widely predicted has evidently not been well prepared for.”

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