Written Answers. - Medical Cards.

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

231 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will review an application for a medical card by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 in view of the medical evidence supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19157/03]

Responsibility for the provision of a medical card is, by legislation, a matter for the chief executive officer of the relevant health board-authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply directly to him.