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Woman arrested in Thessaloniki for promising “Covid-cure” against juicy fee

The 47-year-old owner of a convenience store in Thessaloniki was arrested on Wednesday for posing as a doctor promising Covid-patients treatment against a fee of several thousands euros.

According to police, the woman posed as anesthesiologist and approached families with Covid-19 patients in hospital.

Following a complaint filed by the daughter of a Covid-patient in November, police launched an investigation.

The daughter of a patient at the Agios Pavlos Hospital, had allegedly been approached by the suspect and promised a bed in intensive care for a payment of 3,000 euros.

According to the police investigation, the 47-year-old, called the patients’ relative falsely claiming that she was an anesthesiologist and that in addition she had specialized medication-treatment for the complete cure from Covid-19. Furthermore she claimed that she had contacts in the hospitals of the city and she could help for a bed in the ICU. she asked and received 3,000 euros.

The money was her fee for the cost of treatment for both the father of the man and the father of the woman, with both patients hospitalized in the city.

Speaking to ANT1 TV, the woman denied all charges.

She had reportedly only a certificate as “nurse assistant” and she had never worked in the sector.

Police in Thessaloniki said they have filed a case against the woman and the case is to be forwarded to the public prosecutor.

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