Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Questions (225)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

Question:

225. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health the number of optometrists recruited by the HSE for CHO area 5 in each of the years 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form; if there are plans to roll out enhanced eyesight testing for children between 8 and 12 years of age in schools to assist in early diagnosis of any degeneration which may be missed in the absence of such a programme for free especially in low income households; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31812/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.