Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (209)

Róisín Shortall

Question:

209. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if assistance will be provided to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 who has been in touch with his Department on several occasions and who requires medical treatment to address problems with a sacral nerve stimulator; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51057/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.