HEALTH Minister James Reilly should resign because of his handling of the health services, Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has claimed.
And he said Dr Reilly is “incapable” of even answering questions on his own Budget.
Mr Martin also said the Budget cuts to the health system will do “immense damage” and health workers within it are frightened of what lies ahead.
He was speaking at his party’s annual Wolfe Tone commemoration at Bodenstown, Co Kildare, today.
“Next year the combination of these cuts and the ill-thought out new policies of James Reilly will do immense damage in the health system,” Mr Martin said.
“The people who work within it and rely on it are genuinely scared of what they face into. This doesn’t have to be. The government can and should pull back.
“The Health Minister seems incapable of answering even basic questions on his own deficit and continues to deny that there is any change in the way discretionary medical cards are being given out.”
- Fiach Kelly Political Correspondent