THE DELIVERY OF THE PETITION
We asked the ministers’ secretaries several times to make an appointment for delivering the petition in person. We waited for an answer for more than three weeks. Meanwhile the STM working group’s report on how to arrange the treatment of CFS became ready to be published. In our view, we had no more time to wait without even knowing, whether we would be granted an audience or not. Therefore we delivered the petition along with a cover letter via email on Sunday the 2nd of December. A copy was also sent to the Finnish ME/CFS associations, The Finnish Association of People with Physical Disabilities, the members of the Finnish Parliament, National Institute of Health and Welfare, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Council for Choices in Health Care in Finland (COHERE Finland) and the Finnish media.
The petition can be signed until we get a response from the ministers.