Seanad debates

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters

Medical Card Appeals

10:30 am

Photo of Maria ByrneMaria Byrne (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

What I take most from the Minister of State's reply is the reference to a holistic and compassionate approach. While some people can be very nice to deal with, I cannot believe that somebody who is on a fourth round of treatment still has to fight for a medical card. Discretion is still being held impeded by red tape and more compassion and discretion needs to be shown. Writing to people and asking if they are still ill on their fourth round of treatment is not the correct way to go about it. I understand that it is not the Minister of State's fault but it is something that needs to be raised and highlighted. I would appreciate if the Minister of State would take that message back to the Minister.


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