Roscommon/SOuth Leitrim Fine Gael TD, Frank Feighan, has welcomed approval for the preparation of a Bill to progress the phased introduction of a free GP care, in line with the commitment in the Programme for Government.
“It is envisaged that the first phase in the Programme will provide for the extension of access to GP services without fees to persons with illnesses or disabilities to be prescribed by regulations under the new legislation,” he told the Leitrim Observer.
“The Minister of State for Primary Care Roisin Shortall has indicated that it is her intention that the legislation be drafted and enacted before the summer recess.”
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