Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (648)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl


648. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health if he will restore a full medical card to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare with a long-term illness, who have had their card removed after nine years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5189/14]

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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.