Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ceisteanna (595)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

595. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on an appeal against the refusal of a medical card application in respect of a person, details supplied, in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15380/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.