May 30, 2013
Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health the number of medical cards issued to persons by county in 2012. He also asked the Minister for Health the number of general practitioner cards issued to persons by county in 2012.
Reply from the Health Service Executive: The HSE Primary Care Reimbursement Service (PCRS) is currently not configured to provide the figures in the format requested. Please see attached document showing the number of eligible persons on Medical Cards and GP Visit Cards as at 31st December 2012 by local health office area.
Dáil Éireann allocates a certain amount of time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during which Deputies may ask questions of Members of the Government relating to Public Affairs connected with their Departments, or on matters of administration for whch they are officially responsible. The Taoiseach answers questions on his own Department on Tuesdays/Wednesdays.