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Doctors oppose vaccination against COVID-19 at Pharmacies

Doctors oppose the government plan to allow vaccination against COVID-19 to be administered at the pharmacies across Greece. They primarily cite safety reasons but also economically as the pharmacies will charge the citizens with 5 euros, while vaccination is free at the public health facilities. In a letter to health …

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Hospital doctors on 48h strike due to collapse of Greece’s NHS

Highly frustrated about the ongoing deterioration of the National Health System, the dramatic working conditions that set patients at risk and the shortage of staff,  Greece’s public hospital doctors and staff launched a 48-hour strike. The Federation of Hospital Doctors of Greece (OENGE) launched a 48-hour strike across the country …

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Doctors union: Medical staff urgently needed, public system falling apart

Doctors are describing a desperate situation at healthcare facilities in Attica that are part of the National Health System (ESY) and are calling for staff recruitment, increased funding and pay reviews. At a press conference held on Monday, the Athens-Piraeus Hospital Doctors’ Association (EINAP) spoke of long waiting hours for …

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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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