By Nikoletta Georgakopoulou & Thanos Chrysanthopoulos | Romfea.News
The Social Mission Clinic is now seven years and keeps on promoting solidarity with more than 70,000 healthcare appointments. It is the joint effort of “Apostoli” NGO and the Medical Association of Athens.
The clinic was created in 2012 in order to provide primary health services to thousands of uninsured and financially weak citizens.
“We joined forces with the Medical Association of Athens to support people excluded from the Public Health System,” said Constantinos Dimtsas, General Manager of “Apostoli”.
“We support accommodation structures for refugees, Community Health Centers and Social Pharmacies in 22 Greek municipalities, 33 parishes of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens and 26 Metropolises throughout Greece,” he said.
“For seven years, staff and volunteer doctors are struggling to give hope and relief to all those who belong to vulnerable social groups,” notes the President of the Athens Medical Association, Mr. Patoulis.
In total, more than 3 million pharmaceutical products have been allocated to patients and carriers, many of which have been gathered under the umbrella of “Oloi mazi boroume” (Together We Can) program of “Apostoli”, and have been sent to public hospitals, agricultural clinics, multipurpose regional clinics, welfare institutions and prisons, all over Greece.
The Charitable Organization of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens operates Mobile Units of Primary Health with volunteer doctors of the Medical Association and “Apostoli”.