Advertisement For Gerry's Fresh FoodsAdvertisement For Smiths Of DroghedaAdvertisement For Arc CinemaAdvertisement For Floor StyleAdvertisement For O'Reilly Glass
Monday, 16th November 2020

HSE refuses to give Drogheda Covid test numbers to Nash

Front Page

Labour TD Ged Nash.

Drogheda TD Ged Nash has criticised the HSE for refusing to provide him with details of the number of people with Drogheda addresses who have been tested for Covid-19 and has accused them of “nobbling” his campaign for a test centre in the town.

“Time and again I have called for a Covid-19 testing centre for Drogheda” Nash said. “Thousands of locals signed an online petition to support my campaign and I have raised the matter in the Dail on a consistent basis for months now.

“I believe there is a strong case to be made for such a centre in Ireland’s largest town and I believe the numbers of people being sent for tests from the area would further justify my calls for a centre in our town.

“However, the HSE, despite my requests will not provide me with details on the number of people with Drogheda addresses who have been tested to date.

Advertisement For Drogheda Life Advertising

“This leads me to question the HSE’s data collection approach and I think we should all be worried if basic details such as the addresses of those who have had the test cannot be extracted from the HSE’s testing figures.

“I believe in evidence-based decision making and it could be concluded that the refusal to hand over this straightforward information to me is designed to nobble the campaign for a centre in our town.

“This information is available and it ought to be published in the interests of transparency,” Deputy Nash concluded.

Get today's local news straight to your mobile. Download the Drogheda Life App now!

Get it on Google Play

Please support Drogheda Life 

Drogheda Life has brought you the local news every day since February 2012 with a special emphasis on the achievements of local individuals, community organisations and businesses.

If you appreciate what we are doing perhaps you would consider making a financial contribution to help us continue publishing?

Thank you!

Please support Drogheda Life by taking out a subscription

We are reaching out to Drogheda Life’s readers to seek their financial support so that we can continue delivering the local news every day and providing a platform for discussion of local topics.

As a Drogheda Life subscriber you will be supporting our efforts to bring you the local news on a daily basis and to provide a platform for discussion on local topics and issues of the day

Drogheda Life is here to support the people of the Drogheda area and to publicise their efforts within the community. Please fill in the form now. Thank you.

Donate Now
Advertisement For Gerry's Fresh Foods
Advertisement For Smiths Of Drogheda
Advertisement For Arc Cinema