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Mafia-style gang steals diagnostic machines from Greece’s public hospitals

It all started with the theft of diagnostic machines from Agio Savvas Cancer and Oncology Hospital in Athens, last week. The story repeated in the general hospitals of Volos, Lamia and Larissa in Central Greece. Four robberies in a week. Targeted at pulmonary and gastroenterology clinics in public hospital. Bulky …

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Live Cockroaches in Greece’s public hospitals (videos)

Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals? Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals. the union of workers in public hospitals POEDIN published two videos showing alive and kicking cockroaches in their daily tour through walls and patients’ beds. In one of the video, two insects are happily wandering around on the wall of …

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Shortage of oncology drugs and IC units in Greece’s public hospitals

Shortcomings in public hospitals postpone scheduled treatments that are life saving for several groups of patients like those suffering from cancer. According to a statement issued by the Athens Medical Association (ISA),  medical staff and patients at Laiko Hospital in Athens informed the ISA of the frequent  shortage of oncology …

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Greece’s hospitals have turned into “Danger zones”

It is not a secret and it is not new that public hospitals in Greece collapse. The first budget cuts imposed with the first bailout agreement affected the public health. Seven years later, the situation goes from bad to worse in fast speed. The austerity freezing of hiring (1:7) ended …

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Greece’s Public Health Services on the brink of collapse

Employees at Public Hospitals warn: “Greece’s Public Health Services are on the brink of collapse” Six years of economic crisis, loan agreements, austerity cuts and freezing of new hiring threaten the primary care health care system. A report published by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals (POEDIN) draws …

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Frenzy: 25K people have applied for 690 vacancies at Greece’s public hospitals

Greeks in frenzy for a job at a public hospital. A total of 690 vacancies have been opened for nurses, paramedical professions and administrative staff and thus for graduates of secondary education or vocational schools IEK. And Greeks are storming the electronic applications system to grab one of the very …

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Greece’s Price List for kickbacks: 2% – 23% for public officials

Greece’s public officials had apparently turned the kickbacks collection into a “science”, while an unofficial but institutionalize price list could cut a nice portion from the total pie for private pockets. Under the hand. Illegally. Tax-free. The bribes percentage was something between 2% and shocking 23% depending on the sector …

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1:3 Greek public hospital doctors have huge assets – tax free –

Surprise? Certainly not! Every Greek and foreigner living in Greece has been known for years, in not for decades, that one has to put several banknotes in an envelope (fakelaki) and discretely hand it to the doctor of a public hospital. Now the financial Crimes Units (SDOE) have found out …

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Greece 2013 – Public Hospitals: Doctors fix a wound with a …clothing button

A lot has been said and claimed about the material shortages in Greece’s public hospitals in times of loan agreements with international lenders and severe budget cuts. But doctors do the best they can in order to treat the pain of the troubled Greek patient, whether insured or not.  Doctors …

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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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Athens: Protesters attack Health Minister during hospital inspection

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis had to experience the outrage of protesting hospital personnel when he visited Attikon public hospital on Friday morning. The minister was allegedly verbally attacked and even punched in the face amid hurled water bottles and plastic coffee mugs. Protesters had gathered at the hospital entrance, while …

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Migrants in Public Hospitals? The Bill Goes to Embassies

Greek Health Ministry will demand the expenditure for immigrants’ treatment in the public hospitals from the embassies, news portal Zougla reported. Many immigrants without legal documents find their way to the Polyclinic Hospital at Omonia Square in downtown Athens after being referred there by Non Governmental Organizations. According to latest …

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“Rent a Greek Doctor” for €3 per Hour

Doctor trainees working at Evangelismos public hospital found an original way to protest the ridiculous payments of 3 EUR per hour, when on call. They printed and distributed “Rent a Doc trainee for 3 EUR per Hour” leaflets. Greek with University degree seeks job as secretary, doorman, ambulance, nurse, security and …

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