Minister urges cabinet to stop further closures of rural garda stations and post offices

first_img Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Facebook Previous articleCeltic pay tribute to Donegal teenager Georgia DohertyNext articleClub Championship Draw’s made in Ballyshannon News Highland Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest There should be no further closure of post offices, schools or Garda stations in rural Ireland.The Rural Affairs Minister says she’s planning to get Cabinet agreement on the issue very soon.Ann Phelan was speaking at the Labour Party national conference in Kerry.She says there should be no further hits to services in rural Ireland……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/phelanclosures.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Minister urges cabinet to stop further closures of rural garda stations and post offices Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – March 1, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

DOH: 1,062 health workers infected with coronavirus

first_imgManila – Over 1,000 healthcare workersin the country were positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), majorityof which were doctors, according to the Department of Health (DOH).Based on DOH’s data, 1,062 infected healthcare workers were positive for virus– 422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medical technologists, 21 radiologicaltechnologists, 51 nursing assistants and 152 other medical personnel such asadministrative staff and barangay health workers.From the total number of positive healthcare workers, 26 have succumbed toCOVID-19, including 19 doctors.Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque expressed alarm, citing recommendationsfrom Chinese experts to shorten the duty of medical frontliners.“Talagang nababahala ang gobyerno dahilkung magkakasakit sila, sinong mag-aalaga sa atin? Dadamihan natin ang PPE, hihigpitannatin ang protocol sa infectioncontrol,” Roque said in a media briefing on Thursday. For his part, Dr. Abdi Mahamud, WorldHealth Organization -Western Pacific Region COVID-19 Incident manager, said heis working with the DOH to find out if there is a possible shortage of personalprotective equipment causing this trend.The DOH maintained that it is following WHO-guided protocols on the use of PPE formedical frontliners. The agency is also working with local manufacturers onproducing more sets.The agency also assured that there are negative pressure isolation rooms inhospitals that prevent the spread of the virus./PNlast_img read more