Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (611)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

611. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Health the reason a person who has had a medical card for the past 12 years has had her medical card withdrawn, despite this person having a kidney transplant and requiring large amounts of medication daily; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21277/14]

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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.