Dáil debates

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:50 pm

Photo of Michael MoynihanMichael Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

The programme for Government mentions making it easier for people with serious illnesses to access medical care. I again raise the issue of cancer patients looking for medical cards, having gone through the system. This morning, the medical card section came back again about a person who is documented as being terminally ill. It is looking for a letter from the person's consultant rather than the general practitioner. It is documented in the application. Do we have to scream and roar at the medical card section to accept an application from this patient who is terminally ill and about whom the medical profession has provided documentation to the section? It is not good enough.

This is an urgent issue and we are sick and tired of contacting the medical card section on these issues.


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