first_imgA NUMBER of Co Donegal pensioners have had their entitlement to medical cards withdrawn, despite having at least two years left on them.Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has said his office has been contacted by a number of local pensioners whose medical cards were withdrawn without notification despite having expiry dates of 2015.Cllr Murray said: “Many local pensioners are distraught after discovering that their medical cards had been cancelled while visiting the GP or local pharmacy. Some have serious illnesses which are extremely costly to treat. “This is simply not good enough. These people rely on their medical cards for treatment that they need to survive. They cannot choose to go on without medical attention.“They are now faced with the cumbersome task of reapplying for a medical card that they were told would not expire for another two years.“I would encourage anyone encountering difficulties with their medical card to contact Pádraig Mac Lochlainn’s constituency office in Buncrana and we will do everything we can to help. In the meantime, the HSE and the government needs to sort out this mess immediately.”  ANGER AS PENSIONERS HAVE MEDICAL CARDS WITHDRAWN was last modified: February 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ANGER AS PENSIONERS HAVE MEDICAL CARDS WITHDRAWNlast_img

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