138. Deputy Gino Kenny asked the Minister for Health if there are statistics available regarding the number of medical card and private patients removed from general practitioner lists and the reasons for removal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 16836/18 asked on 18 Apr 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 135 to 139, inclusive, together.

As these questions relate to operational matters, I have arranged for the questions to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.