Ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) stationed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Tuesday evening unearthed a quantity of cocaine stashed in partially frozen fish. The shipment of fish was scheduled for export to the United States. Based on initial investigations, seven persons were taken into custody as the investigations continue. The company which was used to ship the fish is from the West Bank of Demerara.
LETTERKENNY General Hospital appears to have lost another valuable healthcare discipline as pacemaker patients are now being forced to travel to Dublin or Galway.Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal North East Charlie McConalogue today called on the HSE to reinstate pacemaker and internal defibrillator procedures in Letterkenny General Hospital as a matter of priority.These procedures were temporarily suspended on 1st September 2011 as a ‘cost containment measure’ and the HSE gave a commitment to review the restoration of this service in 2012. But six months on there is no sign of the procedures returning.Deputy McConalogue told donegaldaily.com: “Having raised this issue at the Oireachtas Health Committee towards the end of last year, I am now calling on the HSE to honour its commitment to consider reinstating pacemaker and internal defibrillator procedures in Letterkenny General.“I have spoken to the hospital’s General Manager Sean Murphy about this and I have been assured that discussions are ongoing. However, I want to see a full resumption of services and I believe the sooner the HSE review current practices the better.“The hospital previously would have carried out approximately 10-15 of these procedures per month. But now, Donegal patients have to be transferred to Galway University Hospital or St James Hospital in Dublin for the treatment they need.” The TD added: “Progress must be made on establishing a permanent facility for installing pacemakers at the hospital. Thanks to the great efforts of the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, substantial funds have already been raised for this facility.“The HSE must work with the hospital to provide the additional funding needed for a permanent unit. This would be of enormous benefits to patients in Donegal and the North West, and would prove very cost efficient in the long run.”No-one from the HSE was available for comment.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyANGER GROWS AS LETTERKENNY GENERAL LOSES PACEMAKER PROCEDURES was last modified: February 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:HSE WESTLetterkenny General Hospitalpacemaker fittingservices lost