Coronavirus: people with disabilities left behind during the crisis?

Coronavirus: people with disabilities left behind during the crisis?

Marie-Christine Tezenas du Montcel, general secretary of the Polyhandicap France group, was the guest of the 11 p.m. newspaper of franceinfo, Saturday June 27.

Have people with disabilities been the big ones left out of the coronavirus crisis? The Polyhandicap France collective denounces their invisibility. “To be forgotten by the crisis, it is still necessary to have been present at some point… In reality, we often have the impression of being transparent, like ghosts that do not exist”was indignant Marie-Christine Tezenas du Montcel, general secretary of the Polyhandicap France group, on the set of 23 hours of franceinfo, Saturday June 27.

As Emmanuel Macron admitted during a televised address, the health crisis has made it possible to highlight the country’s flaws in certain areas. “We intend to take him at his word. We found ourselves in situations that were just appalling, with disabled people refused entry into certain hospitals (…) The psychological aspect is appalling“, continued Marie-Christine Tezenas du Montcel.

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