How immigrants see a doctor in Milan

14 Responses to “How immigrants see a doctor in Milan”

  1. 1 deryck/trinidad
    July 22, 2009 at 11:23

    That’s the price you pay for being illegal. You have to beg and scrape to make a living and depend upon charity for survival. That’s sad.

    • 2 Dennis Junior
      July 23, 2009 at 03:29

      i am in complete agreement with deryck/trinidad remarks about the access of health care for illegal immigrants in milan…

      ~Dennis Junior~

  2. 3 patti in cape coral
    July 22, 2009 at 13:08

    I’m really shocked, don’t know what to say to that except it’s awful.

  3. 4 Ann
    July 22, 2009 at 14:09

    Gosh – where has kindness, compassion, mercy and common decency gone?

    Please, someone from Italy, tell us this is not a true reflection of Italian society…

  4. 6 Ann
    July 22, 2009 at 14:18

    During a spell of freezing cold weather here in Brussels, an up-market hotel opened it’s doors free of charge to the homeless. And every night there is a soup kitchen available to all, including illegal immigrants.

    I hold onto this thought when cynicism looms darkly over my head.

    • 7 Time Zone
      July 30, 2009 at 16:06

      For illegal Immigrants, even the Vatican does, Its called Caritas. And also Private Associations.But the Italian Goverment only for its citizens.

  5. 8 VictorK
    July 22, 2009 at 15:27

    The usual agenda-less thing from the BBC, I see.

    • 9 Ann
      July 22, 2009 at 16:40

      As you know Victor, everyone has an agenda, but in my view it is the intention behind the agenda that is important. And if the BBC think that it is worthwhile highlighting these disturbing events in Italy, then I have no problem with that.

  6. 10 T
    July 22, 2009 at 20:54

    In Japan, I’ve been homeless twice (due to health problems). One night I missed my last train home and crashed in a hotel lobby. Outside in the rain I saw a homeless guy living in two boxes. In that sense I know what it feels like to not exist in society.

  7. 11 patti in cape coral
    July 23, 2009 at 02:47

    “This hospital is for Italians only.” Can’t get that phrase out of my head. Apparently it doesn’t matter whether you are “legal” or not.

  8. 12 Tom K in Mpls
    July 23, 2009 at 16:41

    This is a case of focusing on the symptom. You need to eliminate the lure of illegal immigration. And yes, hard conditions can be a lure when the alternative is worse. Yes, it would be nice to help them in their homelands. But this is easier to do from a stable and secure homeland. Refugees and illegal immigrants are a burden wherever they go. It is worth spending time and money to ensure others don’t have a need to flee. But when it happens, strict controls are needed.

  9. 13 patti in cape coral
    July 23, 2009 at 17:06

    @ Tom – I see what you are saying, but the Italian hospitals are discriminating against legal immigrants as well.

  10. July 25, 2009 at 11:32

    This is not a matter of so-called, illegal or legal immigration. It is a matter of human rights. Presumably those who would deny the stranger succour are the same who would not how you say in english ” give a monkeys” ? and pass by on the other side while the victim of thieves must wait for The Good Samaritan.

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