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Hell is in Greece...

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1. Posted by Emigrant (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

I am an emigrant and never before came accross such lies in all espects ,especially in the field of health.
If you are a (sick) tourist you have to cure yourself at your hotel or at home of very close relatives.
This is the way to cure from the pandemia of new-virus flu H1N1.
This was told from the minister of health and doctors of Greece,as the hospitals are in completely disaster-Don't even Exist


Desperate Sick Emigrant.

2. Posted by jessyt81 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

Did you think ahead enough to purchase travel insurance?

Then again, if you are well enough to be complaining on travellers forums, perhaps you are not ill enough to be taking up a bed in an already busy hospital.

3. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

As we don't know where emigrant is from then we don't know whether he or she has ever heard of the European Health Insurance Card (formerly the E111). At any rate, if Greece is not a great place for health tourism then maybe the UK could take a leaf out of its book and clamp down on non-EU nationals who take 'holidays' here for the specific purpose of obtaining free health care.

4. Posted by Emigrant (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Dear Buzzcock,
I am a Greek emigrant, welcome to Greece.

5. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting Emigrant

Dear Buzzcock,
I am a Greek emigrant, welcome to Greece.

If you are a Greek emigrant, then you must be living somewhere else!

6. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 7y

I just read an article on the worst mental institution in Europe existing in Greece and it still practises some almost-medieval practice so wouldn't expect much in other fields.

The H1N1 situation has got to the point where there is no need for hospital isolation for infected cases cos it has presented itself to be mild for most people. Unless you are extremely ill or have some existing co-morbidities that will predispose you to a severe disease course or complications, or the infection numbers in Greece are still so small that hospital isolation still works as a preventive strategy, there's no need for you to be in hospital. Hospital beds are in most countries in shortage, most places would rather keep them free for patients who really need them. And if people don't have to stay in hospital when they get the seasonal flu or common cold, why should it be the case for the swine flu?

Hospitals are also not the best places to be no matter how clean or pleasant they look. And wouldn't you have to pay, directly or indirectly, for the stay so why not save some money? I think it would be more important to have access to a doctor's opinion in your case when you need it rather than staying in an institution.

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post#2#jessyt81.... For TP Political President

8. Posted by b.boris52 (Inactive 4 posts) 7y

I want to go to Greece now.

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