Doctor on Lesbos: Germany has to accept patients at risk

Emergency doctor, about dts
Emergency doctor, about dts
The Mainz homeless doctor Gerhard Trabert, who is currently treating on Lesbos, has asked Germany to accept up to 2.000 high-risk patients from the burned down refugee camp Moria: "The people must be flown out and distributed in Europe.

Germany must start immediately and accept 1.000 to 2.000 of the risk patients, ”said Trabert to the“ Mannheimer Morgen ”(Wednesday edition). That can and must be done now. According to him, the migrants live on the streets and in olive groves after the fire: “There are also chronically ill people living here who no longer have any medication for high blood pressure or their sugar disease.

Many are now severely traumatized again - after the war now because of the fire for the second time. ”These people would have to be evacuated, according to the doctor, who has already provided humanitarian aid in several crisis areas around the world. The health situation on Lesbos is currently extremely tense. There are many children and adults with skin conditions such as scabies. In addition, there is an increase in diarrheal diseases due to the lack of drinking water supply. According to Trabert, Greek rescue workers have withdrawn from the improvised camps for fear of the corona virus. "I can't do anything now because of the risk of infection," said the doctor. Then people are completely cut off from medical care. "Then they die of completely different diseases that could easily have been treated."