An oncologist in Thessaloniki public hospital Theagenio was demanding bribes by his cancer patients in exchange for faster surgeries. His trial was held today.
The doctor was arrested in January 2019 with pre-marked banknotes, after a patient complained to authorities that she had to give a bribe to speed up her surgery.
“My husband offered him 300 euros as a “thank you-gesture but he said I cannot do the surgery, I need 1,000 euros,” the woman told state broadcaster ERT on Monday,
Investigation revealed that the doctor had collected bribes of up to 1,500 euros from at least 17 of his patients.
The court against the doctor was postponed for the fourth time on Monday, causing further distress to the victims.