Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (540)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

540. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the total number of medical cards as of 1 June 2014; the total number of GP cards on the same date; and the total number for each type of card issued on a discretionary basis on that date. [24566/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The figures requested by the Deputy are not, as yet, collated. The most current figures available relate to 1 May 2014 and are set out in the following table:

Card Type

No. of Cards

Medical cards

1,800,182

of which granted on the basis of discretion

50,375

GP Visit cards

125,166

of which granted on the basis of discretion

29,841