How the IMF Destroyed Greece: The Reality of the Greek “Success story”: On Its Way to Become a Third World Country | Global Research

What is the situation in the health and education sector in Greece?Aris Chatzistefanou: They are trying to privatise indirectly the health system and the education system because this is the last opportunity for some business man in in Greece and abroad to take what remains from the Greek public sector. They started by privatizing ports, the airways and everything that you have heard of. But now this is the last thing they understand that they can make a huge profit from that. The problem is that by destroying the public health system for example they will create thousands of cases where people will start dying not only because they don’t have access to basic health care but because of the stress imposed to the Greek society. I was talking with some doctors in Greece and they were saying that you haven’t seen anything yet in mortality rate in Greece. In five to 10 years you will see a huge increase in cardiovascular diseases and cancers and this is an outcome of the psychological pressure of the crises. It’s not only that you cannot go if you’re poor. You have to pay now 25 Euros to enter even for emergencies to enter a hospital, so poor people don’t go and they don’t get treated even for the simplest diseases. So it’s not only that they don’t have access – it’s this pressure that we won’t understand it but we’ll see a huge growth in mortality rates. And it’s the same in Russia. They’ve lost 10 years of life because after the intervention of foreign banks and the IMF and the imposition of these harsh austerity measures.

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