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Greece to probe corruption in health sector worth €85billion

Greece’s parliament on Wednesday voted to open an investigation into alleged health scandals and corruption going back two decades, involving bribes and inflated prices for medical equipment and medicine. A broad majority of 187 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament approved a government proposal to look into suspected mismanagement between 1997 …

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EU-Taskforce Reichenbach is impressed from reforms in Greek health sector (LOL)

I think that’s the joke of the day: The head of EU-Taskforce Horst Reichenbach declared, he was impressed by the reforms done by the Greeks and especially by the reforms in the Greek health sector. I suppose, neither Reichenbach nor any of the several dozen consultants who have rushed to …

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Social Unrest Nears as Greece’s Society Groups Get Angry at Each Other?

It came as expected. Employees affected by the upcoming wages cuts included in the 11.5-billion-euro package took to the streets. Policemen, firefighters, coastal guards, judges, academics, teachers, doctors, tax officers. Greece’s public sector is boiling. Civil servants protest and strike and threaten with escalation of their mobilization.  Sept 6/2012 – Athens: Riot …

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Greek Pharmacists Cut Credit for Prescription Medicine as 1.1.12

A scandalous blackmail shines on the horizon, that threatens the lives of millions of Greeks, especially the lives of long-term patients. Another blow is about to sweep away the last euro banknotes of millions of austerity-ridden Greeks. Greece’s pharmacists have decided to cut credits to insurance funds. As of 1.1.12 insured patients will …

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Greek Doctors on Strike, Mar 29-Apr 1, 2011

I hope you are not sick or have an IKA appointment for prescription medicine. Then this week is going to be a hell in the health sector. IKA and hospital doctors will launch strikes and work stoppages this week. See the strike schedule below and act accordingly! IKA doctors : 48h …

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This Website is on Strike, Feb 10

Today this website will be on strike. The owner feels pissed off  by the main sevices that don’t function in this country – primarily in the Health Sector…

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Striking Doctors vs IKA Patients : A Greek Love Story (video)

Lots has been said about the relations between striking doctors and distressed IKA patients in Greece.  Can patients be cured despite the lack of prescription medicine? Can doctors escape from patients’ emotional attacks?  Can the tension diffuse? Watch the video below to see how things develop… Into a Love Story full of Magic …

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Greek Health System suffers a Heart Attack

Three hundred thousand appointments with a physician at IKA, Greece’s biggest health insurance institution, have been cancelled due to the doctors’ strike of the current week.  Desperate and angry  patients are bombarding the media and the health authorities with their complaints as the central appointments’ system is setting their next …

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