Written Answers. - Medical Card Application.

Tuesday, 6 April 1993

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 429 No. 3

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  220.  Ms. McManus  Information on Liz McManus  Zoom on Liz McManus   asked the Minister for Health  Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin   if he will examine the application for a medical card from a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow in view of the particular hardship and difficulties being experienced in this case.

Minister for Health (Mr. Howlin): Information on Brendan Howlin  Zoom on Brendan Howlin  The granting of a medical card to any individual is a matter for the Chief Executive Officer of the relevant health board.

I have made inquiries of the Eastern [528] Health Board in this matter. I understand that the Chief Executive Officer has reexamined this case and, having regard to the particular circumstances, has decided to issue a medical card to the person in question.


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