Για τις καταστροφικές συνέπειες στο σύστημα της δημόσιας ψυχικής υγείας
 
 
  Πριν λίγες μέρες η κυβέρνηση και το Υπουργείο Υγείας επικαλούμενοι δήθεν την ψυχιατρική μεταρρύθμιση, αλλά υλοποιώντας στην ουσία την απάνθρωπη πολιτική της λιτότητας που πλήττει ολόκληρη την κοινωνία, αποφάσισε το κλείσιμο πολλών δομών στο χώρο της ψυχικής υγείας.
  Αυτό θα έχει σαν αποτέλεσμα αφενός να μπουν σε διαδικασία κινητικότητας – απόλυσης πολλοί εργαζόμενοι και αφετέρου να βρεθούν στην κυριολεξία «στο δρόμο» πολλοί ασθενείς μιας και οι περισσότεροι από αυτούς στερούνται οποιουδήποτε προστατευτικού πλαισίου.
  Με δεδομένο ότι για τη συγκεκριμένη – άκρως εκτεθειμένη – ομάδα των ψυχιατρικών ασθενών δεν υπάρχει άλλη προοπτική από τη φυσική τους εξόντωση, δεν μπορούμε παρά να μιλάμε για μια «εκ προ μελέτης» δολοφονική πολιτική από μεριάς του κράτους.
  Το Κ.Ι.Α. είναι ένα εγχείρημα που πρεσβεύει αφενός τον πολιτικό αγώνα για την ανατροπή αυτών των πολιτικών και αφετέρου την έμπρακτη αλληλεγγύη προς τους δοκιμαζόμενους πολίτες. Στα πλαίσια αυτά σας καλεί να αγωνιστούμε μαζί για την ανατροπή αυτής της απόφασης αλλά και τη συστράτευση όλων των ενδιαφερόμενων φορέων για να αντιμετωπίσουμε εμπράκτως τα ζοφερά αποτελέσματα αυτών των κυβερνητικών επιλογών.

 

Press Release

Congratulations!

We would like publicly to congratulate the Minister of Health for his last decision to order the police invasion to Metropolitan Community Clinic at Elliniko and Medecins du Monde in Athens with the supposed allegation of drug trafficking.  Our congratulations also to the rest super detectives: policemen, legal personnel and National Organization for Medicines employees. The state shows once more how decisive and powerful it is and shows that nothing can stop it to bring into action its motto: ”All centers that produce anomy must close”.

Therefore we state clearly and loudly that ourselves, we are “illegal” constantly and we are waiting for them.

We are “illegal” for the last 2 years for having supported more than 10.000 uninsured patients by providing health services and medications without asking from anyone their permission.

We are “illegal” because we do so without money.

We are “illegal” because we oblige only to the code of medical ethics.

We are “illegal” because we are accountable only to our consciousness, our patients and the society.

We are “illegal” because we fight against to humiliation and death.

We are “illegal” because we believe that Health is a major social good and not a commodity.

This legal state that convicts to poverty and risk of death almost 3.000.000 people is more than welcome to abolish by law solidarity. This cynical tele-persona Minister of Health is more than welcome to try to scare us. Even justice that seems to be so indifferent to the effects of this dangerous policy in Health is more than welcome to continue doing her part.

Those last actions, reminding of totalitarian regimes, clearly demonstrate that the red line is crossed.

They want to eliminate hope.

They want to destroy everything that keeps us united.

They hate life.

They will face us all, volunteers, patients, civilians, in the opposite side.

We will defend life and dignity. 

We will fight against death.

SOLIDARITY IS OUR WEAPON

Δελτίο Τύπου

Συγχαρητήρια !

Θέλουμε δημόσια να συγχαρούμε τον Υπουργό Υγείας για την τελευταία του απόφαση να παραγγείλει την εισβολή της αστυνομίας στο ΜΚΙΕ και τους Γιατρούς του Κόσμου για διακίνηση ναρκωτικών. Τα συγχαρητήρια μας και στους υπόλοιπους «Σέρλοκ Χολμς» της υπόθεσης: ασφαλίτες, δικαστικούς λειτουργούς και υπαλλήλους του ΕΟΦ. Το κράτος δείχνει την πυγμή του ακόμη μια φορά, δε σταματά μπροστά σε τίποτα και κάνει πράξη τον λόγο του: «Όλα τα κέντρα ανομίας πρέπει να κλείσουν».

Δηλώνουμε όμως κι εμείς ότι «παρανομούμε» ασυστόλως και κατ’ εξακολούθηση και τους περιμένουμε.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» που εδώ και 2 χρόνια έχουμε στηρίξει πάνω από 10.000 ασθενείς με πρωτοβάθμια ιατροφαρμακευτική φροντίδα, χωρίς να ζητήσουμε άδεια από κανέναν.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» γιατί παρέχουμε πρωτοβάθμια φροντίδα υγείας χωρίς τη διαμεσολάβηση του χρήματος.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» γιατί υπακούμε μόνο στον κώδικα ιατρικής δεοντολογίας.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» γιατί λογοδοτούμε μόνο στη συνείδησή μας, στους ασθενείς μας και στην κοινωνία.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» γιατί αντιστεκόμαστε στον εξευτελισμό και στον θάνατο.

Είμαστε «παράνομοι» γιατί θεωρούμε την Υγεία ύψιστο κοινωνικό αγαθό και όχι εμπόρευμα.

 Ας έλθει η νόμιμη πολιτεία που καταδικάζει στην εξαθλίωση και εκθέτει στον κίνδυνο του θανάτου 3.000.000 συμπολίτες μας να καταργήσει με νόμο την αλληλεγγύη. Ας έλθει ο κυνικός τηλεπωλητής Υγείας να μας εκφοβίσει. Ας έλθει η δικαιοσύνη που δεν εξανίσταται για τις δολοφονικές συνέπειες της εφαρμοζόμενης πολιτικής στην Υγεία να αναλάβει τα δέοντα.

Οι τελευταίες κινήσεις, έμπνευσης ολοκληρωτικού καθεστώτος, δείχνουν πως έχουν περάσει την κόκκινη γραμμή.

Θέλουν να πνίξουν την ελπίδα.

Θέλουν να διαλύσουν ό,τι μας κρατάει ενωμένους.

Μισούν τη ζωή.

Θα μας βρουν όλους - εθελοντές, ασθενείς, αλληλέγγυους πολίτες - απέναντί τους.

Να υπερασπιζόμαστε τη ζωή και την αξιοπρέπεια.

Να αντιστεκόμαστε στον θάνατο.

 

Η ΑΛΛΗΛΕΓΓΥΗ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΤΟ ΟΠΛΟ ΜΑΣ.

 

It has been successfully completed the first common event of the Social Clinics and Pharmacies of Solidarity (SCPS) in Greece. The previous week included Press Conferences that were held by the volunteers and the patients of SCPS aiming to show the tragic state of the health services due to the blockade policies of the Ministry of health. The common actions included activisms to several Public Hospitals around the country, where the representatives of SCPS have demanded from the Hospital’s administrations the immediate termination of the murderous policies that leave the uninsured population out of healthcare. The aim of the above actions is to fight against these barbarian policies and to remind that is a constitutional obligation of the state to ensure the health of all the residents of this country. The actions were supported by the health employees that endure the results of those policies daily. An important role have played the uninsured patients that in contrast to the way that are being treated by The Ministry of Health, have demonstrated that they have dignity and they are not just numbers that can be presented to surveys. The actions took place around the country from Drama to Rethimno, all having a common aim, the terminations of the murderous policies and the reestablishment of a free public health system for everybody.

Synentev3iTypoy15102013 In Thessaloniki on Tuesday the 15th of October doctors, patients and legals of the Social Clinic of Solidarity gave a press conference held in the premises of the clinic. The uninsured patients described the violence and fascism that they face daily, due to their non-accessibility to the National Health System, while at the same time the fight to stay alive, receive their prescriptions or the necessary exams vital to their lives. They also talked about the huge amount of money that the hospital’s administrations demand from them in order to receive the vital services that are in need for. From their side the doctors of the clinic talked about the necessity of a coordinative and common fight for the reestablishment of a free public Health System. As they noted their oath refers to everybody and not only to the ones that can afford it. They also mentioned the disastrous effects of the policies in place and the danger of reappearance of diseases that have long disappeared in Greece since the 60s. Moreover, they analyzed step by step the demolition stages of the National Health System and the blockade created for uninsured patients. Lastly, the legals of the Social Clinic of Solidarity underlined that the right for free and public health services to the residents of the Hellenic State is still legally an active obligation of the Greek State. They also made clear that this right is protected not only from our Constitution but also from the laws and court decisions.

EisodosIppokrateio As a part of the actions organized from the movement of SCPS, on Thursday the 17th of October the Social Clinic of Solidarity of Thessaloniki visited the Ippokrateio General Hospital, where they protested against this dangerous government policy that results to millions of people being left without any access to the health services. The volunteers, patients and several civilians placed a placard outside the hospital, they gave leaflets and they met with the General Manager of Ippokrateio General Hospital, Mr Christiannopoulos with their main demand being the termination of the blockade. They underlined the fact that the uninsured patients are asked to pay huge amounts of money that are unable to provide resulting even to deaths. They asked from the administration to accept uninsured patients for free. They gave the medical files of five patients of immediate need for hospitalization. Mr. Christiannopoulos from his side made a commitment that the five patients will be accepted from next week for all the necessary exams and treatments, while at the same time in the next board meeting he will introduce the issue for a free access to all uninsured patients.

The Social Clinics and Pharmacies of Solidarity of Greece underline the need and the obligation of all of us that are victims of this policy to fight against it, aiming to its termination and to the reestablishment of a Public and Free Health System in order to impose again the public healthcare as primary and non- negotiable right and good, which will be offered free to anybody regardless of economic and employment status , legal documents , religion, nationality , sexual orientation, gender and age . It must be clear that given the circumstances the only road is through solidarity, any other road can only lead to the empowered of this murderous policy. The SCPS continue their coordination all over Greece, they try to keep alive the notion of a public and free health system and they try their best to provide help to the ones in need. They are calling everybody to be a part of this fight for a Free and Public Health System for all.