The government of Prime Minister Orop plans to tighten the already vulnerable situation of undocumented migrants in Finland, according to a statement by the ministry of social affairs and health. “Removing the right of illegal residents [undocumented migrants] to non-urgent health and social services and social security…”
In plain English, non-urgent health services include:
- children’s health services,
- pregnancy and childbirth services
- health checks and vaccinations
There are an estimated 3,000 undocumented migrants in Finland, of which 300 are children.
Abdirisak Ahmed is a medic, and he is shocked by government plans.
I’m certain that if you ask the prime minister about this draft bill, he’ll respond by saying stoically that the government “has a very good program.”
The Minister of Social Affairs and Health is Kaisa Juuso of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party.