Donegal GP says medical card payments are to practices, not to individual doctors

The top earning GP practice under the medical card scheme made nearly 1.3 million euro last year.

It’s run by Dr Anas Mansour, who has a surgery in north-west Dublin.

Four others got over 1 million – and the average payment to over 2,900 practices was 263,000 euro.

But Donegal GP Ciarán Ó Fearraigh says the medical card scheme isn’t as lucrative as it appears.