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Greece rushes to hire 300 doctors for Covid-19 ICUs, “requisite” private clinics

Just a few hours after the Prime Minister announced a 3-week lockdown, the Health Minister rushed to announce the hiring of 300 doctors for Covid-19 ICUs and the requisition of ICU beds in private clinics and hospitals. A literally last minute move as ICU beds in Attica are occupied at …

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Greece leads in neoliberal schemes: Health Care Service according to contributions?

It looks like a real revolutionary concept: Health Care should be provided to insured patients according to the contributions they have paid to social insurance funds. The idea was put indirectly on the table by Rovertos Spyropoulos, the general director of IKA, Greece’s biggest state insurance fund for the insured …

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Health Minister admits: health care access for all? Not in Greece…

In a unprecedented official confession Greek health minister Adonis Georgiadis admitted that the national health care system is not for all to have access to and that the privatization of the public health care is not away. According to health care news iatropedia.gr, when asked when the National health care …

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Ilia: Lack of printer ink deprives Greeks from medicine

Residents of Tragano in Ilia, southern Peloponnese, were badly surprised to find out the Regional Medical Center was closed due to lack of printer ink. Locals in need of medicine were confronted with a closed door and a notice saying: “The center will be closed on Monday , June 3/2013 …

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“Happy Autumn with Good Health” – Greece’s Insured Patients Have to Pay for Medicine and Visits to Doctors

“Happy Autumn with Good Health” This should be the wish exchange among Greeks, as September begins with troubles for the already troubled and austerity-hit patients. As if income decreases weren’t enough, now insured patients will have to pay from their own pockets for prescription medicine and visits to doctors. Pharmacists and assigned private doctors …

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