Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Public Accounts Committee

2020 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General and Appropriation Accounts
Vote 38 - Health

9:30 am

Photo of Imelda MunsterImelda Munster (Louth, Sinn Fein)
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The dental treatment service scheme is on the verge of collapse across the State. Upwards of 80% of medical card holders cannot access dental treatment. Cancer patients, kidney transplant patients and patients with diabetes all have medical cards.

That is farcical when 80% of medical card holders have not been able to access dental treatment for almost a year. Have talks with the Irish Dental Association begun? What stage are they at?