Irregular immigrants will go to health centres, but without health card
Immigrants who are in Spain illegally once again have the right to access to primary care in the Spanish National Health System (NHS) but will not recover the card that was removed with the approval of the reform in 2012. This was announced this Tuesday in an interview with Efe the Spanish Health Minister, Alfonso Alonso, which defends this decision by "public health issues" because it is "more practical" and "not saturate emergencies”.
Hospital La Fe develops a pioneering program to prevent alcohol and tobacco
Professionals of Health Department in Hospital La Fe in Valencia warn of high rates of illness from tobacco consumption and promoted in response, for 10 years, programs with a comprehensive approach to smoking from schools, and two years ago they expanded the program to alcohol consume.
When your life depends on where you live
In Spain, an undetermined number of tens of thousands of people have been excluded from any health care that is not considered an emergency.
In the 50 gigabytes of information that the Government has made available to the public on its new transparency portal there is a fact that cannot be found: how much the government of Spain saves restricting access of irregular migrants to health care. The absence is striking, considering that it was precisely these savings which justified the breaking of the universality of the right to health care in Spain.
More than 1,000 Immigrants report medical neglect in two years
In the past two years, the Valencian Observatory of the Universal Right to Health (Odusalud) has detected 1,004 cases of public health neglect to immigrants in Valencia. In more than half of the cases, patients were not received by a doctor and although the legislation maintains the right to a free medical care for all children, 94 of them had problems to be addressed, as denounced the entity. The average of monthly incidences has continued to grow in a context in which from the Ministry of Health prefers not to evaluate the data because, as the entity say, the health care system “does not deny assistance to any citizen."