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Travelers watch out for #PublicHealth Threats in #Greece due to #Garbage Cleaners’ strike -Greek to me !

Every next day that garbage remains exposed under the sun the risks of sepsis and more are multiplied, official Public Hygiene Guidelines released by the Greek CDC, (hcdcp), remind, while the situation in Greece had never been so risky before, since five days plus, overflowing household rubbish remain in the Greek cities’ streets , with temperatures expected to reach the 40 Celsius within the next days , and the garbage are not expected to leave within the whole coming week

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“Hold your nose” while landing in rubbish, said for #Greece while Mayors warn of #PublicHealthEmergency – Greek to me !

It’s a Public Health Emergency, the President of Mayors of Greece said, while the cities woke up in the hottest day of the summer so far in Greece by the stinky  odors of the a five days’ garbage mount all over the streets…

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#Flu death toll in #Greece reached 51, but “is that only”? -Greek to me !

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Government attacks @guardian Report on Hospital Infections In #Greece. Here are the facts #HAI 

The Greek government alleged the recent article published by British media outlet “Guardian”, which outlined the conditions in Greek public hospitals, and HAI , saying it was more was more or less a fabricated piece of reporting….
 
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Biosafety and Bioterrorism Preparedness in Greece

The Biosafety challenges Greece is facing today, one year after the unthinkable refugee crisis, under unbearable austerity terms, while Europe and the West are on the alert for any possible BW attack…

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Your #FoodSafety in #Greece, Protect yoursef from Diarrhea, @keelpno_gr

Two clusters of gastroenteritis infections in Greece this year have set on Alert Greece’s authorities and the Greek CDC. Protect your self, know which are the safe choices for your food and drink in Greece, and enjoy the tips for natural remedies and antiseptics . Visit our Special Page, Safe Food Not Diarrhea

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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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What a mess with Ebola Protection on the the Aegean islands. Worldwide Preparedness reveals on European Borders the so stinky gaps

Immigrants’ Tsunami “chocking” the Aegean islands: URGENCY for National Compliance to Ebola Protection Guidelines

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A complete Guidelines’ index has been sent  since October 2014 by the Ministry of Health and the Greek Center for Disease Control (HCDCP), to all the authorities in charge, and the Greek Coastguard, by an updated guidance of preventive measures for Ebola and the Contagious Diseases, concerning the entry of illegal immigrants into the country.

According to what is proposed by the Greek CDC, -Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP)-, the Medical Control groups on charge for the immigrants’ medical screening, are required

  • to complete in detail the forms of the screened individuals,

by their travel history to West. Africa.

  • In case of Ebola suspected cases,

-the immigrants should enter a compulsory attendance period of 21 days,

  -while the team of doctors on Greece’s borders should send daily to Greek CDC a special form of “Daily Declaration of Persons entering Greece from the Ebola affected countries.”

But the number of illicit immigrants entering Greece continues to be out of control, as are the circumstances hosting them all over the entry points of the country, which means basically the Aegean islands.

Have a look on Greece’s immigrants reports published to the media on November 2014

Refugees’ Tsunami ‘chokes’ the islands,“Vima” newspaper

“From the beginning of 2014 until September 30, the number of those who entered  Greece illegally from Turkey by the sea, has reached the number of 29,894, an increase of 271% over the nine months last year. wrote on the first days of November “Vima” newspaper.

There is an impressive increase on the  number of arrivals of refugees and illicit immigrants” said the he UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Athens Mr. C. Tsarbopoulos, on his interview.  People are sleeping just in front of you at the ports, underfoot or on the balconies of police stations and detention facilities, which are able to accommodate 10 to 15 people but is overloaded by  70, each one at least“..

Most are refugees from Syria.The islands have been proved to be unable to handle the increased flow of recent months, as obvious to anyone.

“The checking and tracing proceedures of the newcomers,  (registration, identification, medical screening and referral to appropriate services) should be immediatly addressed on all the country’ s entry points” underlines since then the UNHigh Commissioner.

But small islands do not have any infrastructure, as the “vima” article successfully notes. “During the summer, as an accommodation place, the courtyards of schools and churches are used. During the winter, however, the cold and rain make it unbearable, but still for the immigrants this is the place”.

On Chios, Samos and Lesvos islands of the Aegean, where the detention centers exist , “the volume of the illicit immigrants’ populations exceed three to four times the centers’ capacity.Samos center hosts actually instead of 240 people, 900, “Mr. Tsarbopoulos said.

Tragic circumstances in Tilos
Only on Tilos, during the last three days ( November 2014), the number of illicit immigrants that reach the island was over 330 people, according to the mayor of the island Maria Kamma-Aliferis.

During the summer the immigrants used the courtyard of an elementary school, instead of a campus “Now they have to be transferred to the courtyard of a monastery. Water does not exist, it is carried by a tank. It has only a toilet, but no shower. We take the children at home to wash. Yesterday we had a baby 23 days. There are two rooms where the children sleep and rest in the open air , in sleeping bags which brought the UNHCR. Volunteers cook in large cauldrons which we usually use at festivals. We call for an organized space with capacity for 100 people, which will live for two-three days with dignity, with containers, toilets, showers, doctor and nurse “concludes Kamma lady.

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On Symi, while arriving at the port, tourists are confronted with refugees hanging like bunches from the balcony of the police station. They hold empty bottles of water which they use .for.. toilet

“Last year they arrived in Simi 2,700 illegal immigrants,” says Mayor. Av. Papakalodoukas. “There is only one boat of the Coast without radar and often a damaged machine. The summer 14,000 yachts and 500,000 tourists visited the island. The worst is that the island has only one doctor.

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The High Commissioner had urgently  stressed the need for a contingency plan ahead of winter.

  • “First, they need space for the short stay of refugees and migrants, as plots with container.
  • Second, we must strengthen the Coast Guard and the Police to procedures quickly to fleeing refugees from the islands.
  • Third, we must ensure the first medical examination and care of all those who suffer, which is a crucial requirement and constitutes society. And, fourthly, to put these people basic necessities, such as individual hygiene items, blankets, etc., “says. Tsarbopoulos.

All this is in the interests of local communities, because the refugees will arrive anyway, and will just stay in ports, roads and squares, without being checked medically.

Once they pass the first inspection, they all are making their way to Piraeus with the ferry.  On their hands they  hold  a memo expulsion of command to leave the country within 30 days . In case they are Syrians, they get a  a six-month suspension of deportation  which gives them the right to stay for six months .

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The Emergency Response Measures and Guidelines of the Greek CDC for the illicit immigrants’ Entrance Points and Reception Centers in Greece

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The Circular
Updated guidelines for the prevention of Ebola virus at the entrance points of the illegal immigrants in Greece has set the New Circular released by the General Secretary of Public Health, that is addressed 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 Medical Screening Teams in the Detention Centers and the First Reception Centers, are required to complete a Screening Sheet with the travel history of the new coming immigrants , IN DETAIL, from the immigrants’ origin countries, and down the routes of trafficking that brought them to Greece. By this procedure any immigrants that might derive from West Africa .it is obligatory to be tracked

In case migrants have to be put into compulsory attendance for 21 days, the Medical Screening Team is asked to send daily to the Greek Center of Disease Control, (HCDCP/KEELPNO) a completed special form for the “Daily Statement of New Entrants Persons Affected countries. “

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• Special Training and education Program

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A special Training, Information and Education Program is carried step by step and to all the Aegean islands and the border areas as to urgently shield biologically the the country from Ebola virus

The intensive Program which has started since the mid of October , is implemented by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) at the entrance gates of the country,
with particular emphasis on the North Aegean islands, Dodecanese and Evros, where mostly illegal immigrants arrive. These days the Program is taking place at Rhodes island, the premier arrival point in terms of numbers , since the summer months of 2014.

The Greek CDC (HCDCP) stressed in a statement that, the information and training of the existing staff at the entrance points of illegal immigrants and the Detention Centers is considered essential for the preparation and shielding of the country from possible Ebola case introduction involiving all the staff of the Immigration, Citizenship and Identity Centers, the, Security Forces (Police, Coast Guards) , Regional Asylum Offices, Border Guard Service, as well as health professionals involved in the reception, management and treatment of new entrants people without legal documents.

Below is the Program of the Training and Information with indicative dates as it is developed and organized by the General Directors’ and the Presidents’ office of the Greek CDC by the Zoonoses Department of Epidemiological Surveillance and Intervention Office of the Greek CDC( HCDCP/ KEELPNO), and is implemented with the cooperation of local stakeholders
1. Region of Northern Aegean (EE Lesvos and Lemnos, Samos and Ikaria EE, EE Chios)
On 11/18/2014:
• GN Mytilene “Vostaneio”

• Health Centers Antissa, Kalloni Plomariou, Polichnitou,

• First Reception Centre Lesvos
• Identification Center of Lesvos Greek Police
• Central Port of Mytilene
• Police Department Lesbos
• Regional Office Asylum Lesbos

On 19/11/2014

• Samos General Hospital “Agios Panteleimon”
• Health Center Karlobasioy
• First Reception Centre Samos
• Central Port Samos
• Police Department Samos
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Samos

On 21/11/2014

• Skylitseio General Hospital of Chios
• Health Center Pyrgi
• Central Port of Chios
• Police Department Chios
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Chios

On 25/11/2014
• G.N.- Health Center Lemnos
• Port Myrinas- Lemnos
• Police Directorate Limnos

On 11/27/2014
• General Hospital – Health Center Ikaria
• Health Center Evdilos
• Central Port Ikaria
• Police Department Ikaria
2. Regional Section Evros

On 11/24/2014
• University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
• 216 KICHNE Alexandroupolis
• Centre for Health Feron
• Regional Office for Southern Evros Asylum
• Police Directorate of Alexandroupolis
• Border Guard Services of Lucky and Feron

On 26/11/2014
• General Hospital Didymoteichou
• 219 KICHNE Didymoteichou
• Health Centers Soufliou, Orestiadas, Righteous
• First Reception Centre Orestiadas
• Police Department Orestiadas
• Center for Immigration Citizenship and Identity Greek Police Ebro
• Border Guard Services Didymoteichon Orestiadas, silk, Carp, New Vissa
3. Regional Section Dodecanese:

On 12/02/2014
• General Hospital of Rhodes
• Health Centers and Archangel Emponas
• Regional Office Asylum Rhodes
• Police Directorate Rhodes
• Central Port of Rhodes

On 12/03/2014
• Vouvaleio General Hospital – Health Center Kalymnos
• Police Department Kalymnos
• Central Port of Kalymnos

On 04/12/2014
• State Hospital – Health Center Leros
• Police Department Leros
• Central Port Leros

On 08/12/2014
• General Hospital – Health Center Kos
• Health Center Antimahias
• Police Department Kos
• Central Port CosAegean ditch