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US News Irish PM re-registers as doctor to help tackle outbreak

05:25  06 april  2020
05:25  06 april  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has re - registered as a doctor with the country's health service and will work one shift a week to assist during the coronavirus outbreak , APA reports citing Sky News. Mr Varadkar was a practising doctor for seven years, working as a junior doctor in St

TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar has re - registered as a doctor and has offered to help out in medical efforts to fight coronavirus. He wanted to help out even in a small way." Both of Mr Varadkar's sisters work as health care professionals and the Taoiseach's partner Matt Barrett is a cardiologist.

The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a doctor with the country's health service and will work one shift a week to assist during the coronavirus outbreak.

Mr Varadkar was a practising doctor for seven years, working as a junior doctor in St James's Hospital and Connolly Hospital in Dublin before becoming a politician.

There have been just under 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland, with 158 of those diagnosed with the disease subsequently dying.

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Varadkar worked as a doctor for seven years before leaving the profession to become a politician and was removed from the medical register in 2013. In March, health minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive for the country's struggling health service to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with a

Ireland’s taoiseach Leo Varadkar has re - registered as a medical practitioner and will work one shift a week to help out during the coronavirus crisis, his Last month, health minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive for the country’s struggling health service to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with

Leo Varadkar standing in front of a building: Leo Varadkar was a practicing doctor before he entered politics © Getty Leo Varadkar was a practicing doctor before he entered politics

Following the outbreak in Ireland the taoiseach rejoined the medical register, which he was removed from in 2013.

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Mr Varadkar offered his services to Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) for "one session a week in areas that are within his scope of practice", according to his office.

"Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way," the spokesman added.

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DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's prime minister Leo Varadkar has re - registered as a medical practitioner and will work one shift a week to help out during Last month, health minister Simon Harris launched a recruitment drive for the country's struggling health service to tackle the coronavirus outbreak with

According to the Irish Times, the Taoiseach re - registered in March as the outbreak spread and will work in Ireland’s Health Service Executive. Varadkar is reportedly helping out with phone assessments, as anybody who may have been exposed to the virus is initially assessed over the phone.

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It follows Ireland's health minister Simon Harris launching a recruitment drive for the country's health service, which like many others is struggling to handle the outbreak.

The HSE said it had spoken to thousands of healthcare professionals who may be eligible to return to work after it received more than 70,000 responses to the drive.

Mr Varadkar will assist by providing phone assessments, the first way that HSE speaks to potential patients who may have been exposed to the virus.

Pedestrians walk through Grafton Street in Dublin wearing masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Brian lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) © PA Wire/PA Images Pedestrians walk through Grafton Street in Dublin wearing masks to protect against the spread of coronavirus. (Photo by Brian lawless/PA Images via Getty Images)

He comes from a medical family, the Irish Times reported, as the son of a doctor and a nurse, with his partner, two sisters and their husbands all also working in healthcare.

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Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading - here is what you can and can't do. If you think you have the virus, don't go to the GP or hospital, stay indoors and get advice online. Only call NHS 111 if you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after seven days. In parts of Wales where 111 isn't available, call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. In Scotland, anyone with symptoms is advised to self-isolate for seven days. In Northern Ireland, call your GP.

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