Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (210)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

210. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the number of medical cards issued in each of the past five years; the number of applications refused and subsequently refused or granted on appeal in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12612/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

I would like to bring the following to the Deputy's attention. The HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service publishes monthly reports on the HSE website. These reports provide up to date data on the number of persons who hold a medical card, general practitioner card and discretionary medical card.