Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (121, 122)

Michael Ring

Question:

117 Mr. Ring asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when orthodontic treatment will be made available to persons (details supplied) in County Limerick. [27629/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

Responsibility for the provision of dental treatment to eligible persons in County Limerick rests with the Mid-Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.

Question No. 118 answered with QuestionNo. 116.

Gay Mitchell

Question:

119 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if she will urgently address an issue (details attached); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27636/04]

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As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Rialto area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the South Western Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply direct to him as a matter of urgency.