Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (678)

Robert Troy


678. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if he will continue to cover the cost of the drug, Dispamine 250g per month on the medical card of a person (details supplied); the reason the drug is being removed as a permanent item on the medical card payment items list; and the reason Wilson's disease is not being recognised as a long term illness by his Department. [8192/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE is responsible for the administration of the General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme, therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

There are no plans to extend the list of conditions covered by the Long Term Illness Scheme.