HSE's O'Brien's disappearance against the pain of the victim


Tragic: The late Emma Mhic Mhathun with his lawyer, Cian O'Callroll. Photo: CourtPix
Tragic: The late Emma Mhic Mhathun with his lawyer, Cian O'Callroll. Photo: CourtPix

The resignation of former HSE President Tony O'Brien during the CervicalCheck scandal "pales" compared to the impact on women and families affected by cervical cancer, said the lawyer for the late Emma Mhic Mhathun.

Cian O'Callroll responded to Mr. O'Brien's weekend interview in which he hit the scandal.

He saw that Mr O'Brien resigned from his post in the early summer.

Mrs. Mhic Mhathun, whose test results were wrongly mistaken twice by CervicalCheck in the United States, died of cervical cancer last month.

Mr O'Brien said he was unaware that the revision of test results from CervicalCheck had not been transmitted to women who developed cervical cancer.

But Mr O'Sullivan, Carroll, said that HSE's mistakes had tragic consequences for women and families who were victims of "incompetent management".

Dr. Scally described the CervicalCheck as "condemned to failure".

And recently, he said that there was no "quality assurance".

CervicalCheck was established in 2008, Mr O'Brien was from January 2007 to May 2011 the Chief Executive Officer of the National Cancer Prevention Service.

During this time, it was decided to pass US laboratories for inspection, said O & # 39; Carroll.

Meanwhile, Vicky Phelan, whose case has highlighted the scandal, said that Mr O'Brien's job is to know what is happening in CervicalCheck.

"You were at the helm," she said in the comments addressed to her.

Mrs O'Brien was responsible for ensuring that CervicalCheck was properly managed, she said.

As head of the HSE, he "led one of the worst health scandals that ever hit that country."

Meanwhile, Health Minister Simon Harris said yesterday he would not respond to Mr O'Brien's allegation that he acted like a "scared little boy" when he reacted to furore.

"I do not participate in personal attacks.

"It's not in my nature," he added.

As regards the description of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Brien described Mr Brien as a "kangaroo court", saying: "I think that some of the allegations that were made in this committee were not actually substantiated when Dr Scally looked at it."

Mr Harris, a former PAC member, said that democratic accountability is truly important.

He said that officials in the public service "must count" for their actions "by going to democratically elected representatives of people and answering questions".

Immediately after the scandal, the minister said that "the real fear was … about the well-being and health of women", with which the PAC tried to respond to the questions.

However, he said that he felt that there were some questions about those people who might have included Mr O & # 39; Brien, "it became very hot and difficult".

In the last six months, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that Mr. Harris withdrew the eighth change in the referendum and adopted legislation on public health in the field of alcohol "which will save a lot of life".

He said that in six months the Minister of Health "two very big achievements".

"I believe that he has everything he has in relation to the experience or age he has to commit to and compassion," Varadkar said.

Officials of Mr Varadka in the Taoiseach department yesterday refused to answer questions on the progress of the investigation, which he claimed he had set up to find out who summarized the part of the Scally report before the publication, which caused the victims' deep distress.

Mr Varadkar said that he had appointed a leak investigation officer, who says that dr. Scally was not inclined to investigate the scandal.

Leakage caused severe excitement in women who developed cervical cancer and burned families.

Irish freelance


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