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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 533.  Deputy Sandra McLellan Information on Sandra McLellan Zoom on Sandra McLellan  asked the Minister for Health, Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  further to Question No. 232 of 26 January 2012, when a response will issue. [6712/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall I have again asked the Health Service Executive for a report on the issue raised by the Deputy. I will revert to the Deputy on the matter as soon as possible. I have held detailed discussions with the HSE regarding the ongoing back-log in medical card appeals. The HSE is moving additional staff to this area to help address the unsatisfactory waiting times.

Question No. 534 answered with Question No. 454.

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