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No Public Hospital or Mental Clinic is to close under this govt, said to UN Commissioner the Greek Minister of Health

νοσοκομείο-Αγρινίου-Κουρουμπλης-570x300His concern for the vulnerable Mental health patients in Greece, and any possible option of this government to activate the previous government’s decision for the closure of Psychiatric Hospitals without providing alternative structures, expressed to the Greek Minister of Health Panagiotis Kouroublis, the UN Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Jan Jarab, Regional Representative of the European office of Human Rights.

During the meeting, the Greek Minister of Health and the UN Commissioner discussed key issues related to disabilities, vulnerable population groups, children and Mental health.

Mr. Jarab discussed thoroughtly with the Greek Minister the concern of the UN Commission over the deteriorating situation and shortcomings observed due to the humanitarian crisis in Greece, and particulary emphasized the United Nations’ office worries over the previous government’s intentions to close the Mental Health clinics in the country.

Panagiotis Kouroublis, -a thrylic figure of this governement, and disabled person himself also, due to a bomb that exploded in his hands as a kid during the German ocupation in Greece- assured the UN Commissoner that this government is not going to close any hospital, while stressing that vulnerable social groups and their needs are at the top of the Ministry of Health priorities.

During this week, a re-encounter by the presence of Ministry of Health officials as to provide the continuity of cooperation of the UNHCR with the Ministry on relevant issues within the field of human rights,  the minister’s office announced.

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Βorn in Matsouki of Aitoloakarnania in 1951, today’s mnister of Heath Panagiot Kouroublis, the descendant of Pontian refugees (ethnic Greeks violently expelled from the southern shores of the Black Sea after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire). At age 10 he lost his eyesight from the explosion of a German hand-grenade, a remnant of World War II. His politicization began during his years as a pupil in the School for the Blind, as he became aware of the causes that place people with disabilities in the margins of society.

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Since 1974 Panagitis Kouroublis has been actively taking part in the struggles of student and popular movements. During the period 1976-1981 he focused his efforts in the attempt to organize a social “uprising” of the blind, whose main demands were the right to education and dignity and the enshrinement of their social rights

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#Tsipras asks for the Revision of #DublinII treaty, condemns far-left approach on migration

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The Dublin treaty has to be revised, said Prime Minister Tsipras after his meeting with the EU Commissioner on migration Demetris Avramoulos, who also said, that Europe is aware that “something has to be changed” with the migrants’ populations entering Greece. “The need of a national strategic on migration is more urgent than ever”, said Alexis Tsipras, emphasizing on the same moment, that migration in Geece is primarily a European solidarity issue.   The “previous Greek governements have let the country transform to a warehouse of souls”, said the Prime Minister.

Also the tackling of migration has been left during these years mainy to the Police, nurturing ,at the moment as a problem, the contradictory appoaches of far-left,”

 

The Aegean islands’ “migrant- tsunami” , Greece’s biological bomb

Yesteday , Monday 6, the police officers of Kos revealed the creepy situation and the pictures from the islands’ Polie Department , shoking enough fot the eyes of the world, just on the moment the 2015 tourists start to arrive, or plan their vacations to Greece

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Nearly 3,900 illegal migrants that made their way to the Dodecanese islands of Kos, Leros and Kalymnos in the first three months of 2015 are being housed in abandoned buildings and in one isle’s police precinct courtyard.

In the police headquarters of Kos, 236 migrants, are staying on the moment speaking under abominable conditions. According to local press reports, the police officers on the eastern Aegean island, Kos, have refused to hold more than 35 illegal migrants in the station holding cells.

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The report comes one week after the denouncemenet of the Lesvos island Coast Union, which revealed that over 3000 migrants have arrived on the island since the start of 2015.

Basic concern among Coast Guad and Police officers of the eastern Aegean islands, is the fact that the migrants remain unchecked for communcable diseases. The president of the Union of Police Employees of Kos Antonis Kydonakis, denounced that no health checks are performed on the migrants who hail from sub-Saharan Africa and were smuggled onto Greek territory, with the police unionist pointing to worries of communicable diseases for police staff and their families.

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This situation violates the URGENT binding directives, sent in October 2014 by the Ministry of Health and the Greek Center for Disease Control (HCDCP), the Circular, that has been adressed to the staff of all the First Reception Centers and the Immigrants’ Detention Centers , the Coast Guard, the Greek Police, border guards and all the personnel involved in the procedures of the management of the illegal immigrants newcomers .

By the Circular, they’re described in detail all the preventive measures that are required, by clear and simple instructions,, primarily for the direct identification of the origin country of the incoming immigrants, and also for the necessity of making obligatory the immediate medical evaluation.

The Circular that had made obligatory the medical screening of the migrant populations upon arrival, was urgently activated on the Ebola scare period of 2014, even though the Communicable Diseases threats are much more than Ebola, and always urgent. Multiresistant tuberculosis is among the diseases that are detected on migrant populations that have entered Greece, and also locally acquired malaria ,since 2011 in Greece, brought by immigrant populations originating from malaria endemic countries. Transmittion of the communicable diseases from the migrants to the Greek poulation and the World Health Village, is considered a biological bomb for Greece, since the immunity of the trafficking populations has become very low , all their way to Greece through the trafficking roads.

As it has become obvious, even under the deadly scare of Ebola,  medical screening of the migrants upon arrival has never been applied, despite the Strict Recommedations of the Greek CDC, setting in danger

Most of the illegal migrants landing on Greece’s islands are ferried by migrant smugglers operating in Turkey, although larger freighter aloaded with their human cargo have been identified as sailing from other points in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.

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