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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 and health personnel often use their imagination and creativity to overcome the lack of material.

The latest example of innovation in wound treatment comes from Thessaloniki. Doctors fixed a wound on the tip of a finger using with a  clothing button.

The pictures were sent to website seleo.gr with the advice, people should go to the hospitals with buttons, zippers and other clothing hooks. Just in case, you know…

button thessaloniki

It is not clear, whether the button was taken from the shirt of the patient or of hospital personnel.

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