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Jeopardizing free access to Greece’s public hospitals

A regulation pushed by deputy health minister Mina Gaga jeopardizes patients’ access to free of charge treatment and surgeries in Greece’s public hospitals. According to the regulation, full-time doctors exclusively working in public hospitals of ESY will be allowed to offer their services also to private hospitals, clinics, diagnostic and …

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Over 20,000 doctors left Greece in last decade

Over 20,000 doctors have left Greece in the last decade, and each one’s education cost the state and their families nearly 350,000 euros, Athens Medical Association president and Attica Region director Giorgos Patoulis said on Tuesday. In an address to the 2nd congress on “Health above all” (Ygeia pano ap’ …

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Health Ministry launches requisition of private doctors for Covid-hospitals in northern Greece

Greece’s Health Ministry launched on Thursday the procedure of the requisition of the services of doctors in the private sector to help in state-run hospitals struggling under the burden of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The requisition decision is directed at doctors of specific categories who are active …

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Doctors who incite against vaccines are “charlatans,” says Prime Health Care Secretary

Greece’s health experts used tough language at the live briefing on Monday and called doctors who incite and advise citizens  against the vaccination against Covid-19 “charlatans.” General Secretary of Primary Health Care, Marios Themistokleous, described the doctors participating in the anti-vaccination movement as “charlatans” and called on the bodies in …

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Dozens of doctors involved in prescriptions scandal worth 5 million euros

Police have unraveled a racket dealing with bogus prescriptions which has cost the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) around 5 million euros in damages. Thirteen members of the ring have already been arrested, including the leaders, the accountant and two doctors. The criminal case that was filed includes another …

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Greece’s Bioethics Commission: “Compulsory Vaccination” only “a last resort”

Greece’s National Bioethics Committee made recommendations on the issue of compulsory vaccination at the request of the Prime Minister. In its report, the Commission proposes a “scalable initiative” approach on the part of the State and characterizes the provision for “compulsory vaccination” as the “last resort” under certain conditions and …

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Incentives to doctors to serve on the islands or remote mainland, says Health Minister

Greece’s Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Friday an incentives program to encourage National Health System doctors to serve on the Greek islands and remote areas on the mainland. The incentives program will include financial, tax and educational incentives for the doctors’ families if they serve in the specific areas, …

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Greece to hire 939 permanent doctors

Health Minister Vassilis Kontozamanis signed off on a call for 939 new permanent positions for doctors of several specialties in the National Health System, on Friday. Most of the positions (847) will staff hospitals, and the rest (92) Health Centers. Applications open on Tuesday, February 16 and the deadline is …

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Greece’s Health Ministry blames doctors for Covid-deaths outside ICUs

Deputy Health Ministry Vassilis Kontozamanis blamed the doctors for the deaths of Covid-19 patients outside ICUs and not the shortage of beds in the country’s Intensive Care Units. The Deputy Minister did not give any data about the death rates in and outside ICUs, neither did he commit himself to …

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Doctors, nurses sing carols for Covid-19 patients in Greek hospitals (videos)

Doctors and nurses with music skills sang the Christmas carols to patients in Covid-19 designated hospitals, in a small but heart-warming action to bring a little joy to those isolated in wards, away from their beloved ones. In Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki interns and nurses sang outside the wards’ windows …

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