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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 226.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin Information on Michelle Mulherin Zoom on Michelle Mulherin  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the position regarding an application for the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if it will be expedited as the applicant is 72 years old [7326/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. Under new procedures, a Medical Card will remain valid, irrespective of the expiry date shown on the card, once the Medical Card holder is genuinely engaging with the HSE review process. Eligibility can be confirmed by any Doctor or Pharmacist, or the Medical Card holder online at www.medicalcard.ie or through the GP practice systems.

 227.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will expedite an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7338/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.


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