Taoiseach re-registers as doctor and offers to help in coronavirus fight

Grant Boone
April 5, 2020

He was removed from the register following his switch to politics, but he rejoined when the Health Service Executive appealed for all non-working health care professionals to register and help fight the pandemic. "He wanted to help out even in a small way", a government spokesperson said.

Varadkar, 41, worked as a junior doctor in Dublin and qualified as a GP in 2010 before quitting medicine to become a full-time politician, and go on to become premier.

According to a report in the Irish Times, Varadkar is helping out with phone assessments. He was once formally got rid of from Ireland's clinical check in in 2013.

Both of Mr Varadkar's sisters work as health care professionals and the Taoiseach's partner Matt Barrett is a cardiologist.

Simon Harris, the well being minister of Ireland, remaining month introduced an initiative to recruit well being pros who weren't running within the well being sector, as issues fixed over the pandemic.

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Despite all of the uncertainty going on as of late, "they are positive about the future", a royal source tells People . It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

If you look around Europe and the situation in other countries, Ireland can say that it's doing well. Around 50,000 people applied in less than three days.

According to The Times record, Varadkar will assist with telephone checks. Like in other countries, Ireland has encouraged people to call to speak with physicians about their symptoms and to be assessed as to whether or not they have COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus.

Ireland has urged all residents to stay at home as much as possible to curb the spread of the virus.

As of Sunday afternoon, Ireland had almost 5,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus. Over 68,000 folks have died and greater than 258,000 have already recovered.

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