Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

206 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for treatment in view of the fact that he suffers severely from rheumatoid arthritis. [25364/98]

The provision of medical treatment to eligible persons in County Mayo, in this instance, is the statutory responsibility of the Western Health Board. I have asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position in relation to this case and to reply to the Deputy directly.