Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (730)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

730. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the reason a medical card has been withdrawn without notice in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason despite contacting the medical card department on numerous occasions they are still without their card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22217/14]

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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.