The Minister for Health Simon Harris has said that the Government are doing all they can to help the women caught up in the recent CervicalCheck scandal.
Mr Harris who was speaking on RTE Radio One’s today with Miriam programme, also said that he hopes that all women involved in the scandal wouldn’t have to go to court.
The Health Minister who was responding to the fact that one of the victims of the scandal Ruth Morrissey was forced to appear in court this week, said the Government are have responded in a heartfelt way to the scandal and that he and fellow cabinet ministers are doing all they can in order for victims having and their families having to be dragged through the courts.
Although Mr Harris stated that he was angry and upset that Ms Morrissey had to appear in court he did state that the Taoiseach’s decision to appoint judge Charles Meehan to the case was a positive step.
Mr Harris also told the programme that he hopes that Mr Meehan can come up with proposals that will be game changer when it comes to compensating the victims through mediation.
However the health minister warned that the case will be complex as it’s not just the state involved and the proper process has to be undertaken in order to determine negligence by all parties involved.
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