Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (447)

Seán Fleming


447. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of medical cards and general practitioner visit cards, respectively, that were renewed in 2018; the number of these in which an online review form was requested; if a procedure will be put in place in circumstances in which there is a permanent life medical issue that medical cards can be issued on a much longer term basis which in turn will reduce the administration in the HSE and the pressure, work and upset for persons with conditions such as Down syndrome; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16610/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.