Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (714)

Pádraig MacLochlainn


714. Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) with progressive multiple sclerosis lost their medical card; and the reason they have been waiting since March for a review. [22135/14]

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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.