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Immigrants without papers to pay for medical treatment

As of this Saturday, September 1st, immigrants not in possession of papers will have to pay for access to the heath service. Photo:istockphoto


31/08/2012 Spain (BG) - Spanish Minister for Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato, has revealed that immigrants who do not have papers will have to pay for access to the health service and medical treatment from Saturday onwards. This also includes those who are undergoing treatment for Cancer or HIV.


Sanida will give ‘fracturas’ to patients currently receiving treatment but who do not possess papers. Immigrants who do not have proof of residency will see their health cards (if they have one) removed. In former times it was possible for an immigrant to obtain a health card once they registered on the ‘parón” census at their local Town Hall.


The minister stated no patients would be turned away and denied medical treatment in the health centres, but immigrants without papers will have to pay for the service. She added that these new regulations were not as a result of cost cutting measures, but rather to keep in line with E.U. regulations.




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