Helliniko 16 January 2013
Sticking to its beliefs that all people should have free access to medical and pharmaceutical care, MCCH organized a two day trip to Paros to offer free medical examinations in cooperation with the local Community of Marpisas and the Women’s Society of Marpisas.
The team from MCCH including cardiologist Dr. G. Vichas, paediatrician Dr. Costaridou and orthopaedist Dr. Stamataki travelled to Paros on Saturday and Sunday, the 12th and 13th of January 2013. They were accompanied by a secretary, Ms. Beatrice Vinos. The MCCH staff vaccinated 55 children and performed medical examinations on 230 inhabitants of the island.
The doctors from MCCH found many people’s health was substandard because of lack of medical expertise on the island as well as the financial inability of many residents to cover the costs of transportation to Athens or other medical centers.
The provision of the medical exams and children’s vaccinations provided meaningful support to the residents of Paros. It also highlighted, once again the decline of our public health system. The volunteers of MCCH will do whatever we can, to fill that gap.