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Taoiseach rejoins medical register to help coronavirus fight

Leo Varadkar will serve one session a week in a contribution to the effort by health workers caring for those with Covid-19.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register (PA)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register (PA)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has rejoined the medical register (PA)

Ireland’s premier is making a return to the health service to help in the battle against coronavirus.

Leo Varadkar is a qualified medical doctor but has been working full-time in politics in recent years.

He has now rejoined the medical register to offer his services and will work one session a week.

He wanted to help out even in a small wayTaoiseach's spokesman

The Taoiseach was one of thousands across Ireland who answered the call to return to the health sector.

A spokesman told the PA news agency: “Dr Varadkar rejoined the medical register last month.

“He has offered his services to the HSE for one session a week in areas that are within his scope of practice.

“Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way.”

PA