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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 28 February 2006

Tuesday, 28 February 2006

Ceisteanna (166)

Billy Timmins

Ceist:

195 Mr. Timmins asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when the report on sudden cardiac death will be published; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8000/06]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

In September 2004 a national task force on sudden cardiac death was established in order to address the problem of sudden cardiac death in Ireland. The task force, chaired by Dr. Brian Maurer, will make recommendations on the prevention of sudden cardiac death and on the detection of those at high risk. The task force will also advise on equipment and training programmes to improve the outcome in those suffering from sudden cardiac collapse and on the establishment of appropriate surveillance systems. The report will be launched on 2 March 2006.

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