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Relief as medical card is reinstated

DUBLIN mum Lydia Clery has told of her relief at having a medical card reinstated for her sick daughter Eirin.

Lydia's plight touched the nation after she went on Liveline last Friday to tell how her and her eight-year-old daughter's medical card had been replaced with a GP visit card only.

The mum, who is expecting a baby in just over two weeks, told how her daughter has a rare condition involving three chromosome disorders, and suffers from a range of health problems including epilepsy and bowel problems.

LITTLE EIRIN O'CONNOR NOLAN IS ON 47 SYRINGES OF MEDICATION A DAY AND ONE OF HER EPILEPSY TABLETS IS €70 A BOX.

But yesterday, the 29-year-old Ballyfermot woman, who is still angry about what happened, told how they were informed by the health authorities that the medical card was being reinstated for both her and her daughter.

Her husband Jason was contacted and informed that they were getting the cards back. It now appears that a problem with medical records led to to Eirin's card being mistakenly revoked.

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