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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another Uninsured Woman Loses her Life




Press Release

Another Uninsured Woman Loses her Life
  

This time, it was a 40 year old uninsured mother of two young children from Mytilini. She died from a stroke because she didn’t have the money to pay for medication. The 40 year old hadn’t been taking her medication for some time now because she simply couldn’t afford it. 

The policy of excluding our uninsured fellow citizens from health care means that human life is endangered and often lost because of the indifference of the Greek Ministry of Health and the government. At a same time that banks and lenders receive billions of euros, the government can’t spend 700 million euro (according to the Greek Minister of Health, that’s all it would cost) to help 3 million uninsured citizens.

At our clinic we often see, patients who come to us after not being able to obtain (often for months) the treatment or medications necessary for their health. 

For how much longer do we have to measure the dead who could have been saved with a modest expenditure?  

Will the prosecutor investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of this 40 year old woman?

We want to emphasize that the Metropolitan Community Clinic at Helliniko has conducted a study which proves that even from an economic point of view, it is in the interest of the state to provide medical care to uninsured citizens. You can read more about that here.


Source for the news about the death of the 40 year old woman is: http://www.emprosnet.gr (in Greek language)


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