Donegal TD to investigate medical card delays

Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has committed to visiting the central unit for processing medical cards in Dublin this Friday to investigate why such lengthy delays exist for processing medical cards.

He says he wants to see first-hand the system used for processing medical cards as part of a delegation from the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Health and Children.

It is estimated that up to 3,000 people in Donegal are still waiting for the cards to be renewed or for new applications to be processed.

Deputy McConalogue says that applications are supposed to be processed within 15 days and that simply isn't happening:

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