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Attention! Practical advice for insured patients, while EOPYY is closed

Greece’s Health Ministry issued a number of practical advices for insured EOPYY patients for the days EOPPY facilities are closed. As of 18th February 2014 and for a period of one month:    patients should not call the 5-digit phone number to book an appointment with doctors. patients should seek …

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Greek Health SOS: new “reform” bill to leave patients without access to health care

Hundreds of doctors working at National Health Care system (EOPYY) and public hospitals gathered in downtown Athens on Thursday morning to protest the so-called “health reforms” that close down the National Health Care institution (EOPYY), will give the green light to lay-offs of some 3,000 doctors and close down thousands …

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Greek insured to pay one euro per prescription as of Jan 8/2014

A new tax, a new poll levy. As of today, 8th January 2014, Greek insured will be obliged to pay one euro per prescription they will redeem at the pharmacies. The euro-levy will go for the National Health Care system EOPYY. According to health ministry, excepted from the poll levy …

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Athens: doctors protest catastrophic austerity policies in health sector

Hundreds of public hospital doctors, physicians of national health care system and psychiatry hospital personnel gathered outside the ministry of health on Friday to protest catastrophic policies and dismantling of the health sector. Together with the health sector personnel were also residents from the island of Ikaria,  protesting the austerity …

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Health Minister admits: health care access for all? Not in Greece…

In a unprecedented official confession Greek health minister Adonis Georgiadis admitted that the national health care system is not for all to have access to and that the privatization of the public health care is not away. According to health care news iatropedia.gr, when asked when the National health care …

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More than 3 million Greeks have no access to public health care system

More than three million Greek citizens are currently uninsured and consequently have no access to public health care system and medical care. According to Dimitris Kontos, the President of Greek National Health Care system (EOPYY), the national health care system currently serves 6,171,000 people with insurance capacity, while the uninsured citizens …

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Patras: Father of bedridden girl on hunger strike to protest health care cuts

The father of a bedridden girl started a hunger strike on Monday morning in order to raise attention to the problem of harsh cuts in Greece’s health care system. Nikos Poulkoutzis’s daughter Maria suffers from a rare disease. The girl is bedridden and in need of high medical and personal …

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Greek Pharmacists start giving medicine on credit again, Dec 20/2012

After almost four weeks of mobilizations due to outstanding debts by the Greek National Health Care Organization (EOPYY), Greece’s pharmacists will start to give prescription medicine on credit again. The decision was announce don Wednesday after a meeting of the Greek Pharmacists Federation. Apparently the Health Ministry will start paying …

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Troubles ahead as pharmacists, EOPYY and state hospital doctors go on strike (Dec17-19/2012)

Pharmacists will launch a 48-hour strike December 17-18th 2012 to protest the non-payment of outstanding debts by the Greek health ministry. At the same time, they continue to refuse handing out prescription medicine on credit. Millions of insured Greeks see themselves obliged to pay from their own pockets for prescription medicine …

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Pharmasists: 48h Strike (Nov26/27/12), Stop Prescription Medicine on Credit

A new round of troubles begin next week for Greek patients as pharmacists will stop giving prescription medicine on credit for those insured at EOPYY, the National Health Care Organization of Greece. Pharmacists will start their actions with a 48-hour strike on Monday and Tuesday,  26-27 November 2012. They protest the delay in payments …

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Employees Build a Wall in Hospital Entrance for Mental-Ill

Employees at Dromokaitio, the Athens  state hospital for mentally ill decided to block the entrance for new patients claiming the hospital was overcrowded and there was no place for new admissions.  With trowel and cement blocks, protesting employees started to build a wall right in the entrance of the hospital. Video: making …

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Athens: Strikes, Work Stoppages, Protest Rallies, Sept 20/2012

Traffic jams in all major streets of downtown Athens occurred on Thursday morning as thousands of residents had to use their vehicles to go to work due to the 24-hour strike at Metro, Tram and urban train ISAP. Workers protest wages cuts and demand the ticket fares to go down to one euro (from …

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Shortage of Drugs Due to Pharma Embargo to Greek National Health Service

The never ending story of the Greek patient: While private pharmacists continue to block prescription medicine on credit, drugs have started to disappear from the pharmacies shelves of EOPYY. Patients have now to seek state pharmacies in hospitals to get life-saving medication. Gerasimos Voudouris, president of  National health Care Services EOPYY,  …

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“Death Penalty” For Cancer Patients in Greece as Health Care Collapses

Cancer patients have reached the point of not being able to take their medication because they have no money to buy them as pharmacists protest the national health care organisation EOPYY and do not give prescription medicine on credit. At the same time hospitals postpone cancer surgeries due to retention of physicians. The huge …

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