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Firefighters, army staff deployed in ambulance service; angry reactions

A legislative act to deploy members of the Fire Service and the Armed Forces to assist the ambulance Service (EKAV) has been published in the official gazette on Tuesday. The decision taken by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has triggered negative reactions not only by EKAV personnel but also by firefighters …

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Ambulance service to be strengthen with Army & Fire Service assistance

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Wednesday that the Ambulance Service EKAV will be strengthen with the assistance  of the Army and the Fire Service. During his introductory speech at the first cabinet meeting, Mitsotakis heralded “Better wages, better health service, better state, better life.” In one sentence he spoke …

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Tourist dies on Thassos while waiting for an ambulance

A tourist died at a beach of the island of Thassos on Tuesday, while the only ambulance needed almost an hour to reach there. By the time it arrived, it was too late. The woman about 45-50 years old from the Czech Republic, was on vacation in the northwestern Aegean …

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19-year-old pregnant woman and her baby die waiting for ambulance over 5 hours

A 19-year-old pregnant woman has died on Tuesday morning while waiting for an ambulance. Both the mother in the 8th month of pregnancy and her unborn baby left their last breathe in Nea Makri, eastern Attica, just 37 km away from the center of Capital Athens. Her relatives claim that …

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Worker shortage in ambulance service hurts emergency response

Ambulance workers warn that they face a major worker shortage that is slowing emergency response times across the country. Currently, 45 ambulances are used during daytime and 28 ambulances at night in Attica, according to the National Center for Emergency Care (EKAV). International standards recommend provision of one ambulance for …

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Air ambulance missions from Greece’s islands soar in summer 2022

The number of air ambulance missions collecting patients is expected to hit a decade high following the increase in tourist traffic ιν σθμμερ 2022. It is mostly patients in need of medical care who are flown from the islands to hospitals on Greece’s mainland or a big island nearby. Indicatively, …

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Ambulance in flames after explosion of oxygen cylinder (video)

An ambulance was engulfed in flames in Metamorfosi suburb of north-western Athens on Tuesday, after there was an explosion initially in its engine followed by an explosion of an oxygen cylinder in its cabin, media report. The ambulance of a private clinic arrived in the area transferring a patient from …

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30 ambulance workers in quarantine after two tested COVID-19 positive

Thirty ambulance workers in Athens have been placed in quarantine after two of their colleagues were tested positive for COVID-10 on Wednesday. Οne of the infected workers had high fever for two days and the other was asymptomatic. The two had reportedly not transferred any OCVID-9 patients in the last …

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Traffickers new method: Migrants transfer with fake ambulance and doctors

Greek Police in Thessaloniki has arrested a human trafficker who used a fake ambulance to transfer migrants, some of them dressed as doctors. The ambulance was spotted on Egnatia highway some 30 km away from Thessaloniki on Thursday. When police made a signal to the driver to stop the vehicle, …

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British tourist dies on Kalymnos due to ambulance shortage, says Hospitals Union

A 74-year-old British tourist died on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the night form Monday to Tuesday because there was no ambulance available to take her to hospital, the national union of public hospital workers (POEDIN) has said. In a statement, POEDIN said the local hospital on …

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