Health Minister questioned on failure to manage long-Covid cases

In Blog, Health, Posts by Topic by Denis Naughten

Today in Dáil Éireann I questioned the Health Minister, Stephen Donnelly TD on the lack of decisive action by the HSE to manage the surge of long-Covid cases which now range between 145,000 and 300,000 cases.


I based these questions on the replies that I received last month from the HSE to previous Dáil questions:

Online supports

engagement on long-Covid

patient register & surveillance

children’s clinics

These questions were drafted on foot of a research paper that I commissioned on long-Covid: Oireachtas Library – Long Covid Briefing Paper Jan 2022 which I debated in the Dáil with the Minister of State for Health, Mary Butler TD

Estimated 114,500 people – and rising – have ‘long Covid’ in Ireland – Naughten

I also highlighted the fact that emerging research in the UK on a likely diagnostic tool for long-Covid is not available here in Ireland:

Potential diagnosis for long Covid cannot be performed in Ireland – Naughten


And here is the evidence on long-Covid presented to my colleagues in the UK:

Long Covid: The UK evidence