Medical Aid for Greece

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Austerity measures have inflicted “shocking” harm on the health of the Greek population
Posted on February 21, 2014 by C
In a damngreek health emergencying article published in The Lancet (pdf), academics from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have reported evidence of rising infant mortality rates, soaring levels of HIV infection among drug users, the return of malaria, and a surge in the suicides from 2009 and 2011.

The authors accuse the government and the troika of being “in denial” about the scale of the hardship inflicted on the people of Greece by the unprecedented cuts in health spending. “The people of Greece deserve better.”

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Austerity measures have inflicted “shocking” harm on the health of the Greek population | Greece Solidarity Campaign

One response to “Medical Aid for Greece

  1. I have an old friend in Athens who at 92 is suffering ever higher cost of Alzeimers medicine, after a lifetime of paying into the system.

    At a time when pensions from all sources are being cut however old the person.

    Other relatives are unable to afford vital life-sustaining medicines, because you can have multiple serious illnesses.

    Austerity in Greece is actually wiping out capitalism and business.

    The ENFIA will be the last straw, because the income from the ever reducing rents is now lost. Because of history most Greeks have at least 3 homes and a field or two. This is not wealth, because it is never sold. One house is the home. One house is a basic income from the rents. One village home is somewhere to escape the August heat of Athens.

    The rent from one flat, helps to maintain the other two.

    Without the rents, with massive cuts in wages even in private sector that has created no jobs, the loss of pension money, means people cannot afford medicine.

    So even those with IKA stamps are having their lives threatened, when there are the medicines to save their lives.

    Where is the help for them?

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