Taoiseach says nobody should be asked if their child ‘still had Down syndrome?’
Yet this is exactly what the HSE are doing when it come to patients HCU and PKU. They are insisting on this by not paying pharmacists for their very food. “Patient has exceeded Quota for non-approved drugs.” is their exact wording. And what are these drugs exactly? Try low protein milk and other low protein foods.
The GMS/HSE want to have every new foodstuff for each patient individually approved by the local HSE office before it will pay pharmacists for them. And what are pharmacists to do? Let the patients literally go hungry?
The government is taking advantage of many in the community who care and look after people with disabilities in their own homes. These families and carers look after their own while the government looks after itself.