16 June 2021 was a special day for the Expressis-Verbis team and, on a more symbolic level, perhaps also for the health policy situation in Luxembourg.
A general practitioner, caught between his professional conscience and a world of directives that opposed his medical convictions, made the decision to follow the lessons of his knowledge and long years of experience as a caregiver to continue to honour the ethics of the Hippocratic oath to which he swore allegiance.
The charges against him are actions that would, in other times, have defined nothing less than responsible medical practice. For Dr Ochs continued to treat his patients throughout the pandemic, including those affected by Covid-19.
In doing so, it has contributed to the treatment of more than 500 Covid-19 patients, in line with the outpatient treatment protocol developed by Prof. Didier Raoult’s team at the Institut Hospitalier Universitaire Méditerranée Infection (IHU Marseille).
In fact, all the patients who confided in him recovered from their Covid-19 infection and Dr. Ochs informs us that he has not counted any deaths among his patients. What he is being criticised for today is that he dared to talk about it in public. He has thus opposed the recommendations and guidelines of a health policy that disregards the therapeutic freedom guaranteed by law and imposes on doctors approaches that are deemed problematic.
Dr. Benoît Ochs is also a member of the board of directors of Expressis-Verbis a.s.b.l., where he is committed to helping us better understand the realities of his daily work.
We kindly invite you to meet the person in our series of videos recorded in the run-up to the trial; a series that we are also continuing throughout this legal process.
The introductory video of the series is already available on our Youtube channel, as well as a first video on the official protocols imposed by the Ministry and deeply disturbing the daily life of treating doctors.