Tuesday, 27 July 2021
Department of Health
1970. To ask the Minister for Health the process by which drugs are removed from the medical card scheme; and when general practitioners are subsequently informed when a given drug is removed in order to inform their patients and change their prescriptions. [36017/21]
As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE. However, members of the Oireachtas are advised that the HSE is currently unable to access the information to answer Parliamentary Questions due to the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems. The disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services.
Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs and are encouraged to resubmit their Parliamentary Questions at that point.