AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what consideration has been given to provision of Vitamin D to the wider population in the fight against COVID-19. Minister of Health: My Department has a formal link with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) under which NICE Clinical Guidance is … Continue reading AQW 12797/17-22 – COVID-19 and Vitamin D

McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has called on the Minister to provide extra resources to special education schools to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The Mid Ulster MLA questioned the Education Minister on the level of support provided by his Department during the Assembly ad hoc meeting last week. Mr McGlone said, "The special … Continue reading McGlone Calls on Minister to Support Special Education Sector

AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what evaluation has been carried out into the risk of a mutated form of COVID-19 from mink. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: The public health implications of recent findings of mink-specific variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Danish mink farms are being assessed urgently at international … Continue reading AQW 10016/17-22 – Risk of mutated COVID-19 from mink

AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend COVID-19 testing to all domiciliary care and other frontline community healthcare workers. [Priority Written] Minister of Health: Domiciliary care staff and other frontline community healthcare staff with symptoms of COVID-19 can avail of testing. There are currently no plans … Continue reading AQW 4167/17-22 – COVID-19 testing