Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Questions (260)

Louise O'Reilly


260. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of abolishing prescription charges; the estimated cost of reducing prescription charges to €1; the estimated cost of reducing prescription charges to 50c; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26031/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

“As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE. However, members of the Oireachtas are advised that the HSE is currently unable to access the information to answer Parliamentary Questions due to the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems. The disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services. Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs and are encouraged to resubmit their Parliamentary Questions at that point.