Medical card backlog needs to be addressed – Deputy McConalogue

Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue is calling on the Health Minister and the HSE to allocate additional resources to its medical card section in order to clear the current backlog of applications.

It was revealed that it is taking up to two months to process information from applicants, a delay the HSE say is a result of staff vacancies.

Deputy McConalogue says people have been left in an unfair situation and these significant delays need to be addressed: