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'Behind the scenes paperwork' affects Covid testing efficiency - Ashford

Health minister quizzed over staffing numbers

The health minister says red tape is having an impact on the Island’s Covid-19 testing programme - despite an increase in staff.

In Tynwald today it was revealed that eight staff, working from 9-5, produced around 10 tests per hour.

However a 13-strong team, working 14 hour days, produced 4.6.

David Ashford said it's due to processes which need to be followed:

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