“Golden Dawn” Threatens Hospital Raids Against Immigrants

“Golden Dawn” Threatens Hospital Raids Against Immigrants

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Ilias Panagiotaros

In an atmosphere that has become increasingly electric before Greece’s crucial elections, the far-right Golden Dawn has ratcheted up the rhetoric by threatening to remove immigrants and their children from hospitals and kindergartens.

Earning loud applause at an election campaign rally in Athens, Golden Dawn MP Ilias Panagiotaros said,”If Chrysi Avgi [Golden Dawn] gets into parliament [as polls predict], it will carry out raids on hospitals and kindergartens and it will throw immigrants and their children out on the street so that Greeks can take their place.”

Medical supplies and beds at some hospitals are running desperately short. The governor of the state-run Nikea hospital, Theodoros Roupas, called on doctors to stop non-essential surgical interventions because of a critical shortage of gloves, syringes and gauze. The order was revoked when Roupas found emergency supplies later in the day.

“The situation is really critical and getting worse every day,” said Dr Panaghiotis Papanikolaou, a neurosurgeon at the hospital. “There is not enough medical staff to cope and huge shortages of supplies. There’s no money to even service scanners and surgical microscopes … we’re talking about a major healthcare crisis – not in the making, it is happening now.”
(source: today online)

  • Equinda

    They are targeting the wrong people, this scum… the immigrants are usually the first victims in every sense of the word. First they have nowhere to fall back into in the middle of a depression and then they even have to be demonized… But the reason why there is not enough dough to pay for medicines is pure and simple corruption and fiscal evasion from Greeks from all walks of life, people who regardless of the economic situation have consistently hidden their money away from the state. People who are ready to shed a tear of joy for Greece when the won the European Championship but also capable of denying their own country the necessary money to finance itself. 

  • Stav1977

    I’d love to know how much tax the members of Golden Dawn have paid?
    They are simply thugs, drug dealers & low life’s. What are their other ideas for the future of Greece?
    My parents left Greece in the early 70’s and came to Augstralua for a better life, initially facing similar racism. They worked hard and contributed to society and today have a diverse range of businesses employing many Australians.