Over 15,000 Discretionary Medical And Gp Cards To Be Returned

OVER 15,000 DISCRETIONARY MEDICAL AND GP CARDS TO BE RETURNED

People who have lost their medical cards in a HSE review can expect to get them back within the next three weeks.

The government’s agreed to give the health service an extra 13 million euro to return the cards as soon as possible.

Ministers say the HSE’s review of discretionary medical cards had “unintended consequences”, with cards taken from people with long-term illness.

15,300 people will now have medical cards or GP Visit cards returned in the coming weeks.

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