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Pausing of health services hasn't caused deaths - Ashford

Minister sets out plans to restart DHSC services

The health minister says no Manx residents have lost their lives as a result of his department's reduced service levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.

At yesterday's government media briefing, David Ashford announced plans to restart several key services in a phased approach, starting with things like endoscopy, general surgery, urology, and some cancer care.

A 'Return to Health' document will be published later today, to set out how different parts of DHSC will come back online.

Mr Ashford told Manx Radio he doesn't think any deaths have been caused by the hiatus:

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