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Ó Caoláin welcomes commitment to abolish prescription charges for medical card patients

16 March, 2011 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health and Children Spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has welcomed the statement from Health Minister James Reilly that he is to abolish the prescription charge for medical card patients.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

“I welcome the Health Minister’s indication of his intention to abolish the prescription charges imposed on medical card patients by the Fianna Fáil/Green Party Government.

“I would urge the Minister to dispense with these charges as soon as possible. There are major savings to be made on the state’s drugs bill and it is these that should be pursued now that the unjust imposition on medical card patients is to go.” ENDS

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