"Fume Event Consultation" in Göttingen (DE) apparently finally shut down
It was closed once before: in mid December 2016 until May of this year. Now it is closed down again, and apparently this time its final. Not only new patients are no longer accepted, now even the 'regular customers' no longer receive a follow-up appointment. This has been indicated by the patient initiative p-coc.com. They give a whole series of recommendations:
- What should be investigated after a fume event in addition to the biomonitoring and
- what one should pay attention to regarding what is proposed by BG Verkehr’s ‚D-doctors’ ( ed: first port of call for work place accident injury victims)
- who are located near the airports,
- and how to possibly enforce a necessary investigation; if need be with the help of a legal adviser.
- Or which additional medical measures are necessary and much more.
The exact reasons of the closure are not known.
However, it is known that BG Verkehr wants to carry out its own human biomonitoring investigation series, at the DGUV, or its IPA institute, and wants to concentrate everything there - instructions to this effect have been given to all D- physicians to have such examinations carried out only within their own BG or DGUV network (IPA Institute in Bochum).
Since the beginning of the BG's own 'study' the payment of costs for examinations at the apparently unfavorable Fume Event Consultation Clinic in Göttingen have been refused. It is well known that the senior physician and occupational physician PD Dr. med. Astrid HEUTELBECK has come to other results and conclusions as to whether and how fume events can (or do) affect people's health.
Whether all this is in accordance with "free choice of doctor" in Germany, is - for the first time - undecided. Due to these restrictions, the P-COC patient initiative believes that "an independent quality assurance is not given."
That's because, according to reports from sufferers, "the D-physicians only, if at all, offer human biomonitoring; further diagnostic testing is not carried out, referrals are denied, and furthermore the results of the IPA's proof-of-substance assessments – have never been to given the affected persons. The hitherto still valid medical standard procedure of the BG after fume events has not been used since the beginning of the study. "
The ATLB will endeavor to obtain a substantiated justification from the UMG. And will then report.