Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Questions (591)

Michael Ring


591. Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo has not received a decision on their medical card application in view of the serious illness of the person concerned; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12222/14]

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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.