Sinn Féin’s answer: جی ہاںSinn Féin is committed to the realisation of a world-class system of universal health care, accessed on the basis of need, free at the point of delivery, and funded by progressive taxation for the Irish state. We believe there is no greater good worth striving for.Source
Green Party’s answer: جی ہاںThe Green Party/Comhaontas Glas believes in a systematic approach to universal healthcare, built around patient empowerment and preventative methods, supported by information technology, accessed on the basis of medical need, and executed in an economic, equitable and ecological manner.Source
کیا ہسپتال اور ہیلتھ کی دیکھ بھال کی خدمات کی زیادہ سے زیادہ پرائیویسی ہونا چاہئے؟اعداد و شماربحث کریں
Sinn Féin’s answer: کم سے کم، اور صحت کی دیکھ بھال کی صنعت کی کوئی خاصیت نہیں ہونا چاہئے’سن فین عالمگیر صحت کی دیکھ بھال کے عالمی معیار کے نظام کو تسلیم کرنے کے لئے عزم ہے’Source
Green Party’s answer: کم، اور زیادہ سرکاری فنڈز فراہم کرتے ہیںWe recognise that the health-care we provide is costly to the state and to its citizens. More efficient patient-centred healthcare costs less because people are empowered to make choices that benefit them in the long term. The correct incentives should also be in place to ensure that different services are integrated to deliver the best results. The Green Party strongly disagrees with other parties who prioritise tax cuts over solving the crisis in the Health Service. This approach appears to be costly in the short term, but when waste, duplication of services caused by competition and perverse incentives in the current two-tier system are removed, there will be significant savings.
The Green Party:
Believes in a single-tier health system based on need rather than the ability to pay. The fairest and most progressive way to achieve this is by funding from general taxation
Supports multi-annual budgeting, Activity Based Costing and blended Capitation Schemes to incentivise efficient targeted use of resources throughout our health system
Supports the introduction of small charges for all medical services, to be paid at point of use of those services, subject to a person’s medical need and their ability to pay
Will phase out all tax incentives and public sector concessions for those who purchase or provide private health care services and private health-care insurance.
Negotiate medication costs regionally based on EU procurement best practices, with specialist advice to ensure that we get the best medications at the most cost-effective price, without the risks of drug shortagesSource
کیا شہروں کو منشیات "محفوظ پناہ گزینوں" کھولنا چاہئے جہاں غیر قانونی منشیات کے عادی افراد انہیں طبی ماہرین کی نگرانی کے تحت استعمال کرسکتے ہیں؟اعداد و شماربحث کریں
Sinn Féin’s answer: جی ہاں، لیکن صرف طبی استعمال کے لئےSinn Féin Spokesperson on Justice and Drugs Jonathan O'Brien TD has tonight outlined the party's support for passage of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 to Committee Stage, where it will table appropriate amendments. The Cork North Central TD strongly emphasised that the issues addressed by the Bill where matters of health and that he welcomed the Bill as "important initiative in the development of healthcare in Ireland."Source
Green Party’s answer: جی ہاں19th October 2016
The Green Party have called for the decriminalisation of drug use and the legalisation of cannabis for medical use among their recommendations to the Government’s new National Drugs Strategy. The public consultation on the new strategy closed yesterday.
Speaking in support of the submission, Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD said:
“Opportunities for open consultation on government policy are very welcome, particularly when it comes to matters as important as our National Drugs Strategy, and we’re glad that the Government sought submissions on this issue. There has to be an acceptance that the current situation in Ireland is not working for anyone, and that a new National Drugs Strategy presents an opportunity to change this.
“The Green Party supports implementing a regime of decriminalising drug use in Ireland, along the lines of Portuguese reforms in 2001. The Portuguese model reduces the burden on law enforcement and the criminal justice system, facilitates better research on the health impact of drugs and undermines the profit making abilities of criminal gangs. The current system is not working, so we’d like to see the new National Drugs Strategy address the inherent shortcomings.”
Green Party spokesperson for Health, Dr. Séamus McMenamin, says that a focus on harm-reduction is not only more compassionate but more effective in tackling drug use.
He said: “International best practice is moving towards this harm-reduction model over a criminal-justice approach. This is partly because honest interactions with drug users can better inform our research into issues around drugs. This doesn't happen when drug users are treated like criminals. The Green Party proposes injection centres that provide medically-supervised access to drugs to aid rehabilitation, the legal status of drugs to be reviewed in light of evidence for medical benefits, in particular the legalisation of cannabis for medical use, and drug testing kits being made available to the public in places like night clubs and music festivals, to prioritise public health in those circumstances.”
Summary of Green Party recommendations:
1. A time-frame for decriminalising the use of drugs in national law.
2. A review of the legal status of drugs with established medicinal properties.
3. A particular review of the legal status of cannabis.
4. Legal availability of cannabis products for medically-prescribed use.
5. Research focus on effective intervention with young adult drug users.
6. Provision of information exchange between drug users and researchers.
7. Provision of centres for safe access to drugs under medical supervision.
8. Provision of drug-testing services.
9. Monitoring quality and public health impact of drugs on the Irish market.
10. Research focus on lifestyle factors that reduce the likelihood of drug use.
11. Research focus and public education on effective rehabilitation strategies.
12. Require sports clubs to promote responsible alcohol consumption.Source