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Government 'isn't profiteering over Covid tests' says Ashford

MHK claims CoMin created 'lucrative sideline'

MHKs have questioned how much money government was making from Covid-19 testing during the pandemic.

A Council of Ministers paper, from July last year, shows the Department of Health and Social Care was set to generate £5.4 million from returning travellers paying £50 for PCR tests.

At last week’s Public Accounts Committee Chair Juan Watterson claimed it appeared that CoMin had created a 'lucrative sideline'.

Health Minister David Ashford denied this despite being pressed by fellow committee member Lawrie Hooper:

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