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NI refuse to fund swine flu work

8th July 2009

The British Medical Association has said that it is “deeply concerned” by the refusal of Northern Ireland's government to pay the £55m needed to combat the swine flu pandemic.

BMA Northern Ireland Council chairman Dr Brian Patterson said the pandemic caused by the H1N1 virus was a major public health challenge for Northern Ireland that required a united response from the Northern Ireland Assembly leadership. He said that there was no option but to fund preparations to tackle a pandemic.

 

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