It has been revealed that there may be several hundred more misdiagnosed cervical cancer cases on top of the 208 already known that have arisen from the failed smear test fiasco.
Minister for Health Simon Harris made the shocking revelations to the Dáil on Tuesday evening and has left yet more Irish woman in a state of anxiousness and uncertainty.
Meanwhile it has come to public attention that the head of the HSE, Tony O’Brien, has accepted a lucrative position with US contraceptive manufacturer Evofem Biosciences.
Minister Harris permitted O’Brien to accept the job offer in January, two months before he publicly announced he would be leaving the HSE and a full seven months before he is due to finish his tenure as HSE CEO.
This is despite the numerous crises, including the worst bed shortage and trolley crisis in Irish history, gripping the HSE that warrant the full attention of all responsible.
Despite the unprecedented situation and the deaths of at least 17 women due to the cervical smear test disaster, Minister for Health Simon Harris is still on campaign trail to bring abortion on demand to Ireland.