Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (447)

Seán Fleming

Question:

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.