The Metropolitan Social Clinic of Elliniko. Greece announced on Friday that a 66-year-old uninsured patient suffering from cancer, who was receiving care at the clinic after having been refused admission at public hospitals, has passed away.
On Thursday, January 2, the Social Clinic of Elliniko, requested the help of the Health Ministry, as ten of its patients without insurance had serious medical conditions that the clinic felt they were unable to cope with. The 66 year-old man was one of these. The clinic has published a statement explaining that the Health Ministry, despite being informed of the situation in early December, had not responded.
The remaining uninsured patients at clinic remain in a critical condition and must be hospitalized immediately.
After the death of the 66-year-old, the clinic called for Greeks to put pressure on the Health Ministry and the General Secretariat of the Government, in order to find an immediate solution to the problem of uninsured and seriously ill patients.
The Health Ministry on Friday finally responded to the clinic’s appeal for help and agreed to transfer the other nine patients to public hospitals for treatment.