Local doctor confirms NEDOC services will continue

Out of hours GPs will continue working after the HSE agreed to pay for Covid-19 phone consultations.

The North East Doctor on Call service says that up to 70 percent of its calls are now dealt with by a direct doctor assessment.

It claimed the HSE had refused to fund doctor triage calls but the health authority now says it will pay up to 75 percent of the total of last year’s medical card scheme towards the service

Medical Director of NEDOC, Illona Duffy, says while that’s not enough they will continue to provide the essential scheme: