Wednesday, 14 February 1962
Dáil Eireann Debate
Mr. Crinion: asked the Minister for Health (1) how many medical cards are current in the Kildare constituency, distinguishing between (a) County Kildare, (b) the Meath section of the constituency and (c) the Westmeath section; (2) how many were withdrawn in 1961; and (3) how many were reissued on representation being made.
|Area||Number of medical cards current at the 31st December, 1961||Number of persons, including dependants, covered by cards at Col. (2)||Number of medical cards withdrawn in 1961||Number of persons, including dependants, covered by cards at Col. (4)||Number of medical cards re-issued following represen- tations||Number of persons, including dependants, covered by cards at Col. (6)|
|County Westmeath section of constituency||606||2,235||169||625||25||92|
|*County Meath section of constituency||625||1,647||20||45||Nil||Nil|
*The County Meath section of the constituency consists of the Dispensary Districts of Ballyboggan and Innfield and portions of the Dispensary Districts of Athboy, Summerhill, and Dunboyne. The particulars given are for the area comprising the five dispensary districts as the information is not available in respect of the exact section of the constituency.
A revision of the general medical services register in County Westmeath was carried ou in 1961; this was the first revision since 1957 and accounts for the proportionately large number of medical cards withdrawn.
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