In the Dail, Micheal Martin was asked by Peadar Toibin, a TD who has also been recently diagnosed with cancer to answer why the government reduced cancer services when the need is so important at the moment?
Micheal Martin took to his feet to answer the question saying the “rhetoric (is) extraordinary. I take it Deputy Toibin realises we are in the middle of a global pandemic?. No government has premeditatedly decided to reduce cancer services. Like, Like, get real. And get blood well realistic about this.”
Martin then went on to apologise for using the word “bloody”.
He continued: “I just think it’s a bit much. We want to provide the maximum of cancer services. The reason there have been backlogs is that we are in the middle of a global pandemic which has had a terrible impact on frontline healthcare services.
Before he was asked the question about the resumption of cancer services, Peadar Toibin outlined that 480 people will get cancer each day in Ireland with 24 people losing their lives to cancer each day. Late diagnosis and late treatment will lead to radically more advanced cancers coming into the health system he said,
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