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UK group raises plight of Manx ME sufferers

ME Support Isle of Man chairman Celia Marshall with CEO of Action for ME Sonya Chowdhury.

Charity gives view on work capability tests

Raising awareness of ME in the Island could prompt healthcare reforms - and focus minds on how to fund them.

That view from a leading figure in UK charity Action for ME, who appeared before a Tynwald scrutiny committee today.

The charity's chief executive Sonya Chowdhury travelled to the Island to give evidence to the inquiry into the way work capability, or fit-for-work tests, are carried out here. 

Local ME support group counterparts have already told the committee how their members feel treated by the system. 

Ms Choudhury provided the committee with a UK comparison today (13 May) and said circumstances can be improved here:

 

L-r: ME Support Isle of Man chairman Celia Marshall with CEO of Action for M.E Sonya Chowdhury.'

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