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5-year-old boy intubated after car hits three children, two women in downtown Athens

A 5-year-old boy has been seriously injured and remains intubated in an Athens hospital after a car hit him, his two siblings aged 10 and 8, as well as his 33-year-old mother and their 53-year-old grandmother. The incident took place around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Piraeus Avenue in central …

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“Children of same-sex couples will be baptized when grown up,” says Archbishop of Greece (POLL)

An odd announcement by the Archbishop of the Church of Greece about children of same-sex couples and baptism: “The Church will wait for them to grow up and if they wish, they will be baptized,” the leader of Greek Church, Archbishop Ieronymos has said on Thursday, media reported. “We love …

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Three children injured when plaster falls on their heads in Athens school

Three elementary school children were injured on Friday morning when plasters detached from the school ceiling and fell on the young pupils in an Athens neighborhood. Everything happened at the 149th Primary School of Petralona during the second break. Suddenly, a large piece of plaster fell from the ceiling of …

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EU deal to relocate migrant children from Greece officially ends

A voluntary scheme by European Union member states to accept unaccompanied migrant children from Greece officially ended Tuesday, raising concern over delays still facing the bloc in hammering out a comprehensive new migration agreement. Fifteen minors from Somalia, Gambia and Pakistan boarded a plane in Athens bound for Lisbon, Portugal, …

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“Call me when you arrive”: School children pay tribute to train crash victims

“Call me when you arrive” A phrase many parents tell their children before they leave for a trip. Using their back-bags as tool and the school yard as background, students several schools across the country pay tribute to all the young people who found a tragic death in the train …

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Tentoglou to auction his “Inappropriate shoes” for the earthquake-hit children in Turkey & Syria

Greece’s long jumper and Olympic gold medalist Miltos Tentoglou will auction his “inappropriate shoes” that had cancelled his 8.40m long jump. The money from the auction will be donated for the children victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The auction was proposed by his trainer Giorgos Pomaski and …

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Dentist-Pass for children free of charge to be launched

For the first time, Greece’s Health Ministry is taking care of the dental care and is proceeding with the implementation of a free preventive dental care program, through the so-called Dentist-Pass voucher for children aged 6-12. Goal of the Health Ministry is that starting from March 2023 parents will be …

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Generic drugs for children fully available, no price hikes, says Health Minister

Generic medication with the same therapeutic value is fully available for children, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Wednesday, seeking to reassure parents about shortages, particularly of inhalers and syrups. In a press conference, the health minister said, “I understand parents’ concerns, and what I am saying is that there …

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Drugs shortage in Greece drives patients ‘crazy’ amid wave of seasonal viruses

The problem of drug shortages is growing each and every day in Greece amid a wave of viruses outbreak and the threats by the Health Minister to pharmaceutical warehouses and doctors do not seem to help at all. At a time when seasonal viruses such as the flu, the RSV …

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Prosecutors bar child charity founder, three officials from entering NGO grounds 

Two prosecutors investigating numerous claims of alleged abuse of minors in one of Greece’s best-known child charities have barred its founder, a priest, and three other officials from entering any of the NGO’s premises in Greece. The purpose of the order is to keep the founder of the Ark of …

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