The forgotten victims on Greenland
Juaanna Platou and her husband, Qillaq Danielsen, lost their beloved Athina last summer. The two years old girl was bitten by dogs. Neither the hospital nor the government explained to them how she died and what effect it may have had that it took four hours before she got medical help.
– I think that little Athina could have been saved. Loss of life due to lack of doctors and communication is unacceptable. On North Greenland you are forced to survive on your own when accidents happens, because the system is so bad, says Juaanna Platou.
Juaanna Platou now wants debate about the lack of support services on North Greenland and the lack of resources available for people who are sick and injured.
Extract from the Greenlandic newspaper Sermitsiaq, week 42.