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Monday, November 5, 2012

Press Release - A Huge Victory


Helliniko 5 November 2012




The Metropolitan Community Clinic Of Helliniko, in line with its goal of providing health care of offering health care to each of our fellow citizens has managed an important victory in opening the doors of the public health system which had abandoned the uninsured, the indigent and the unemployed.

An advisor to the Minister of Health, contacted The head of the Medical Team of The Metropolitan Community Clinic of Helliniko (MCCH), Dr. George Vichas, and requested input on how the Department of Health could help uninsured patients . 

The contact was made as a direct result of a segment aired on CNN in mid-September




The CNN spot exposed the concerns of cancer patients in our new period of austerity.

In the last two years, as a result of austerity measures, the poor, the unemployed and the uninsured are finding it increasingly impossible to gain access to the public health system.

It seems that the ministry is starting to search for positive solutions for uninsured citizens.  In the telephone conversation, with advisors to the Minister of Health, Dr. Vichas stated that all uninsured citizens should have access to the public health system, without exception.

The ministry of Health, according to the following article (http://news.in.gr/greece/article/?aid=1231220358) apparently ensures access to the public health system for all those with serious health problems.

MCCH has worked steadily for the past year to insure that each of our citizens has free access to health care. 

This is our goal, and for that we will continue to fight.

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