Migration Min signs ‘Hippocrates’ agreement with IOM for migrant healthcare

The Ministry of Migration and Asylum signed an agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the implementation of the “Hippocrates” program for migrant healthcare on Wednesday.

This program aims to provide health services and psychosocial support to migrants, with co-financing from the European Union’s Migration and Home Affairs Funds. Its objective is to ensure the independent access of residents and asylum seekers to the structures under the jurisdiction of the Reception and Identification Service of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, as well as to primary medical health services and psychosocial services.

This will alleviate the burden on local communities and public hospitals while providing health coverage for asylum seekers.
The agreement was signed by Minister of Migration and Asylum Dimitris Kairidis and IOM head in Greece Gianluca Rocco.