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ME service to be implemented this year

Health Minister confirms plans are in progress

A dedicated service for those suffering with ME on the Isle of Man will be in place by the end of the current financial year.

That's the promise from Health and Social Care Minister David Ashford, after more than 1,200 people signed a petition calling for more to be done to help those with the condition, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

Around 350 Manx residents are known to have the illness, and £170,000 has been set aside in this year's budget to develop a pathway for those needing treatment.

However, Mr Ashford insists it's important to get the service right rather than rushing it in:

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