The problems facing paraplegics and their quality of life were discussed in a meeting between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and representatives of the Greek association of paraplegics at Maximos Mansion on Monday.
According to a press release from Tsipras’ office, the prime minister pledged to:
-Examine the possibility of exempting a benefit they receive from the 6 percent tax paid to state-run health insurer EOPYY
-To complete as soon as possible the final exemption of poor uninsured people with disability from the 46-euro deposit fee paid for the medical examination at the centers certifying disabilities
-To include in the 4,000 hirings of medical staff announced by the government healthcare workers specialized in disabilities
-To discuss in parliament a national policy plan for disability to discuss all the relevant issues