Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 01 November, 2007
Written Answers. - Medical Cards.
Deputy Ulick Burke Deputy Ulick Burke
Deputy Ulick Burke asked the Minister for Health and Children the facilities that will be put in place for medical card holders and persons with long-term illness cards in the event of an escalation of the dispute between the Health Service Executive and the IPU; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26716/07]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
Deputy Mary Harney: Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the issue raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 640 Written Answers. Medical Cards.