HSE criticised over handling of medical card changes

The Irish Medical Organisation is accusing the HSE of a shambolic approach to the scrapping of the automatic medical-card entitlement for over-70s.

The HSE has deferred taking back medical cards from people who are no longer eligible, blaming a delay in informing the patients affected and their doctors.

The IMO says this is causing widespread confusion as no announcement has been made about the changes.

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