Written answers

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Department of Health

Disease Management

Photo of Sorca ClarkeSorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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495. To ask the Minister for Health the awareness campaigns and training that is available to general practitioners for the identification and treatment of Lyme disease. [22033/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.

Photo of Sorca ClarkeSorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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496. To ask the Minister for Health if test results for Lyme disease that have been identified in private testing facilities or following medical investigations abroad are recognised for treatment by the HSE here. [22034/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.

Photo of Sorca ClarkeSorca Clarke (Longford-Westmeath, Sinn Fein)
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497. To ask the Minister for Health if the supplementary medications and treatment required for chronic Lyme disease will be covered by the general medical scheme and the drug treatment scheme. [22035/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As the Health Service Executive (HSE) has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicines and medical items, in accordance with the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, I have asked the HSE to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.

Comments

Ann Maher
Posted on 6 May 2022 3:01 pm (Report this comment)

I hope the HSE will be able to answer your questions.Sorca

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