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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 294.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Health since Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the formation of the primary care reimbursement service for medical card administration, the number of new medical card applications nationally that have been received; if he will provide a breakdown of the number of applicants aged under 70 and over 70; the number of medical card renewals applied for and statistics regarding grants and refusals and the breakdown of full medical card and general practitioner visit cards granted; the average time to process each category of medical card; and if he is satisfied that the new centralised system is working satisfactorily. [3254/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to supply this information to me and I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.


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