Thomas Pringle TD

Pringle Says Government Must Address Covid Restrictions For Maternity Services

Pringle says Government must address Covid restrictions for maternity services

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said the Government must ensure Covid-19 restrictions are adjusted to allow partners to be present in delivery rooms and during scans.

Deputy Pringle said: “When I addressed this in the Dáil some time back, the Taoiseach said work was underway to a consistent national approach to visitor restrictions in maternity hospitals.

“We’re still waiting. Women and their partners are still waiting. This must be addressed as a matter of urgency. The delay is disgraceful.

Deputy Pringle concluded: “World Health Organisation guidelines state that Covid-19 should not impact on a woman’s right to have a partner of her choice with her throughout pregnancy. This Government cannot wait any longer to make sure women in Ireland have this right.”

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