Atos, the French IT Services and Consulting multinational has a record of dystopian cruelty of which Thatcher herself would be proud. Its latest cruel decision is to declare Fahmeena Rahman, a 30yr old woman with profound multiple learning disabilities and the mental age of 3, ‘fit for work’.
Atos Healthcare (a sub-division) has a contract believed to be worth £400 million with the UK’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), under which it “conducts disability assessments for people claiming a range of disability benefits including Employment Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance and Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.”
Atos has been criticised by every sector. 1,300 people it has declared ‘fit for work’ died shortly after assessment, including terminal cancer patients and those with severe multiple sclerosis.
12 doctors working for Atos have been placed under investigation.
Source Pride’s Purge