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CRISIS: Dr Rita Doyle says many doctors have left

CRISIS: Dr Rita Doyle says many doctors have left

CRISIS: Dr Rita Doyle says many doctors have left

A serious shortage of medical consultants in the Covid-hit health service needs to be tackled by removing a ban which prevents many hospital doctors from training to fill those vacant positions, said Medical Council president Rita Doyle.

The health service had to go into battle against the pandemic while suffering a shortage of 500 medical consultants.


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