Monday July 6, 2020

No enhanced medical cards for industrial school victims

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
28th November, 2014
9

Victims of abuse in industrial schools are being blocked by the government from accessing an enhanced medical card to get better health treatment, it has emerged.

These special medical cards grant faster access to medical scans and hospital consultants and were originally given to women who were infected with Hepatitis C from contaminated blood products. They are also to be given to women who were in the Magdalene Laundries under new legislation due before Christmas.

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