Spain hepatitis C sufferers, backers stage protest

Hundreds of hepatitis C patients and their supporters have taken to the streets of the Spanish capital, Madrid, to vent their anger at the government’s crippling austerity measures affecting health services.

The protesters on Saturday complained that the government’s spending cuts have prevented access to a new drug for hepatitis C.

They marched on Spain’s Health Ministry to have their voices heard.

“If they do not give us the latest generation medicines, we will die,” said one sufferer.

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