A HUMAN chain around the ministry of health building in Madrid in
support of Hepatitis C patients who have staged a lock-in at the 12 de
Octubre hospital called for medication to be supplied to all those who
A drug which is proven to be effective against the liver
disease in 95% of cases was approved by the health ministry three months
ago, but not every patient has been prescribed this expensive
medication and those who have are obliged to queue up at the hospital
daily to see whether or not they will be given it that morning.
far, the group of Hepatitis C patients who have shut themselves into
the hospital, displaying banners on the balconies of its windows, have
been there for 10 days.