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Friday, November 23, 2012

Press Release - Vote of Confidence from France’s Doctors


Helliniko 23 November 2012


The Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko is steadily pursuant its efforts to offer medical care to all those who have been cut off from any help by public institutions.  It is also trying to communicate abroad the agony, insecurity and despair felt by the patients who come to our doors.

MCCH has been in contact in Greece, as well as abroad, with several institutions and even individuals who have vouched their sympathy and support in our efforts to help destitute patients the real victims of this crisis.

It in in this sprit that the doctors of the French public hospital for Mental Health – EPS de Ville Evard – have voted their support for the down-trodden Greek people.

It is hoped that such a vote may be the springboard for a change from the negative climate in Europe – a result of the propaganda of all those who wish to see us bow our heads low and who paint us as “lazy bums” who deserve our fate.

MCCH stands firm in its conviction that all citizens, whether insured or not, should be able to obtain public health care.

Vote for the Health Care Crisis in Greece

The doctors of EPS de Ville Evrard wish to express their concern about the dire consequences that have followed the present policy of the government in Greece.  It is affecting the health of many people – especially their mental health.

Such consequences, not to mention the tripling of suicides, should make us all balk.  The existing situation is the sole result of fiscal policy and we should be concerned to see it spread to the rest of Europe.

We are deeply shocked to see people in this country being denied proper health care – whether it be because they lack insurance or as a result of nationality or religion.  Such a neo-Nazi ideology should be outlawed in Europe. 

We wholeheartedly support our Greek medical colleagues in their efforts to alleviate the suffering of patients – especially those who have been affected mentally because of the social insecurity.

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