Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (776)

Lucinda Creighton


776. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Health the reason the discretionary medical card was removed from a person (details supplied) in Dublin 4; if he will consider reinstating their medical card in view of the fact that the Health Service Executive client registration unit lost their file; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22547/14]

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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.