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Medical Card Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 2 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Questions (1117)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

1117. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the reason a medical card application by a person (details supplied) was closed, in view of the fact that all the information that was requested from the person was submitted at all times followed by numerous phone calls and emails; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20637/17]

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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 was issued to Oireachtas Members.

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