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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Press Release - Cooperation between the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko (MCCH) and Sismanoglio Hospital for the care of uninsured Patients


Helliniko 21 November 2012






The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko has been struggling daily for a whole year against the exclusion of the uninsured, the poor, the jobless citizens in our midst from a chance to have health care.  Not surprisingly, their slogan is “Let no one be alone in a crisis.”  They have been able to achieve this – with the help of the Municipality of Hellinko and Argyroupolis – by turning to volunteer doctors, dentists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and other volunteer supporters and helpers.

Today is an important day because, two years after the austerity measures of the “memorandum” the way is open to make public health care an indisputable goal. 
Today, at the recommendation of our clinic, for the first time, an uninsured individual has been admitted to a public hospital officially, without his having to pay for any expenses.

At the request of MCCH the Board of Sysmonoglio Hospital decided just last week to accept our uninsured and poor patients who need additional health care.  The decision was made yesterday and today. in fact, a 47 year old woman, uninsured and having serious health problems, was admitted.  She needed immediate attention that only a hospital can provide.

It is an important victory of being humane and standing together

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