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Coronavirus: Irish PM re-registers as doctor to help tackle outbreak

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar trained and qualified as a general practitioner before leaving the profession to become a politician.

4/6/2020 1:22:00 AM

The Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar has re-registered as a doctor with the country's health service and will work one shift a week to assist during the coronavirus outbreak

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar trained and qualified as a general practitioner before leaving the profession to become a politician.

Following the outbreak in Ireland the taoiseach rejoined the medical register, which he was removed from in 2013.Mr Varadkar offered his services to Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) for"one session a week in areas that are within his scope of practice", according to his office.

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Advertisement"Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way," the spokesman added.It follows Ireland's health minister Simon Harris launching a recruitment drive for the country's health service, which like many others is struggling to handle the outbreak.

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Lads, can you not learn to spell 'Taoiseach'? That's the least you owe us. We could start calling Queen Elizabeth 'The English President' and Boris Johnson 'The English Taoiseach' in our media, but we're actually decent respectful human beings. Hes still a wanker mes200000 Makes ford driving his pickup truck look a bit... Useless, right?

lewis_goodall Brilliant... Can you imagine realDonaldTrump working even one shift a week as President ? This is awesome! 💜💜💜🐻🐝To LeoVaradkar! Caretaker Chieftain (Taoiseach) of Ireland failed as Minister of Health, the health system under his leadership was in crisis way before Covid19 hit, machines not working, I know ppl who died waiting years for an appointment. Cervical scandal deaths under Fine Gael govt.

What an amazing man remain_eu It's called leadership something Drump and Bojo dont get. Hey its Leo the SPIN DOCTOR manning the phones today. SPIN SPIN SPIN 👏🏻 mattprescott I hope he is careful . This is leadership angie79crowley this is so good Good on him disagree with him politically but nothing but respect for him on this. People should be more respectful of polictal opponents with corona or people who are helping at times like this. The abuse towards Boris by remainers and labour voters is vile and disturbing.

👏👏👏 lewis_goodall LeoVaradkar My estimation of you has suddenly gone way up. 👍😊🙏 Proper Irish ☘️ Greatness Fair play... lead by example... not afraid to muck in... One shift a week !! so basically a publicity stunt & political point scoring, hope the health service tell him to feck off metaquest You're gonna make me wish I was Irish.

👏👏 Wow 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 LeoVaradkar Wow, God bless you!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Yeah but our PM is going to... Ah Fuck it. Crazy that people knock him For doing the decent thing. Good on him. 👍 I like this guy...respect! Fair play. That’s nice to see 👍 Fanxxxxtastic One PM a Doctor, another a patient!

Bmt Surely he can do more shifts than that. It's not like he has a day job.

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Irish premier Leo Varadkar goes back to work as doctor during coronavirus crisis‘He wanted to help out even in a small way,’ says Fine Gael Chapeau What a guy. Kudos! While the UK PM hides in his flat after running away and his mouth piece has shut himself away in No.10 Strange thing is no one misses either Cummings or Johnson And both are useless in a crisis

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