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Health overspend 'needs addressing'

Callister reacts to prescription increases

The Department of Health needs to run within budget.

That's the view of Onchan MHK Rob Callister following the announcement of a consultation which proposes increases to prescriptions and dental care - and an end to free yearly eye tests.

Mr Callister, who resigned from the department in March, broadly supports the proposals - as long as the vulnerable are protected.

But he says the Minister Kate Beecroft has to convince the Manx public over the next month:-

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