Tue 9 Jun, 2020

The Scottish Government’s failure to introduce regular, routine Covid19 testing for NHS staff is “indefensible” according to Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Alison Johnstone MSP. 

Ms Johnstone questioned the Cabinet Secretary for Health in parliament this afternoon noting, “scores of examples of blanket testing detecting large numbers of individuals with Covid without even knowing it”

Alison Johnstone MSP said: 

“I first called for the routine, regular testing of NHS staff to in April, a call that has been backed repeatedly by experts. There are potentially people walking around our hospitals unwittingly passing on the virus. People are dying from Covid19, having acquired it in hospital, and the government still refuses to regularly test staff. The ongoing absence of routine, regular testing in our hospitals is indefensible.”

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