Written Answers. - Support for Suffers of Post-Polio Syndrome.

Mary Harney

Question:

86 Miss Harney asked the Minister for Health the measures, if any, he proposes to take to provide support to sufferers of post-polio syndrome; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8617/96]

, Limerick East): I am aware of the condition post-polio syndrome and of the effects it has on people with the syndrome. Sufferers are entitled to apply for assistance under a wide range of schemes which are available to all people with disabilities. In view of the services available to people with post-polio syndrome, I do not consider it necessary to make special arrangements for them.