Ladies and gentlemen,
On behalf of the Minister of Health and Social Solidarity of the Hellenic Republic, it is a great pleasure to attend this important initiative of the Greek-Pakistan Association in Athens, which I had the pleasure to cooperate in the past.
The primary objective of the Health Minister is to ensure easy and effective access for immigrants, legal or not, to the health system, protecting public health.
He is not prepared, as he has already shown, to sacrifice the right of immigrants for care at the altar of the economic crisis that Greece is experiencing. Determined and always ready to fight for the common good, by taking care of the public high health good, he sees his refusal to cut the health sector by saying in the 16th European Health Forum Gastein: “There is no crisis, there is a new reality that we must face. We will never come back, so we should better reconcile with this idea. ”
Longing for work, ideas and a fist, he recalls that migrants, whether they have the necessary legal papers or not, remain people who need respect and equal treatment by the doctors who have given the Hippocratic Oath.
With respect to human beings and the need for dignified living, a conference on Migration Health, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and the International Organization for Migration, and the support of the National Health Management Center, is being planned in support of health and its supply throughout the world.
Finally, I would like to confirm that support and assistance come effortlessly in difficult but pleasant moments. It is our pleasure and honor to invite you to such beautiful and pioneering events, where we have the opportunity to tighten relationships.
I wish good evening.
Thank you very much for your attention.