Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1512)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

1512. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health if the HSE will review the processing system in place for medical cards; if his attention has been drawn to the significant difficulty many persons experience in their communication with the PCRS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33227/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Medical cards are processed by the National Medical Card Unit (NMCU) in the HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service. I have been assured by the HSE’s NMCU that there are currently no delays or significant communication difficulties arising as part of the processing of medical card applications. However if the Deputy wishes to provide further details about a specific application, I will request the NMCU to provide a response on the matter.

With regard to the processing system in place for the application of medical cards, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.