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Molnupiravir pills against Covid-19 available to high-risk patients as of next week

Μolnupiravir pills will become available next week to people in high-risk groups aged 18+ who have tested positive with a PCR or a rapid test, Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga said during the weekly briefing on Thursday. Approval for  the use of Μolnupiravir pills will be given within 24 hours …

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Greece appeals to private doctors to help Covid-hospitals, threatens them with requisition

Greece’s Health Minister urged private doctors to volunteer their services to the state health system as it struggles to rein in fast-spreading Covid-19 infections. If no 200  doctors respond to the appeal, he will recommend their requisition. “We are at the most critical juncture of the pandemic,” Health Minister Vassilis …

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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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Greece to charge tourists seeking Primary Health Care services

Tourists and non-permanent residents in Greece will be charged with a fee, if they seek Primary Health Care services, the Health Ministry ruled end of July. The services were free of charge and visitors were obliged to pay only for hospitalization in public hospitals. According to health issues website healthreport, …

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Greece updates action plan against coronavirus

Greece has updated its action plan against the coronavirus outbreak although no such an infection has been recorded in the country. “Prevention is the best measure,” Health Minister, Vassilis Kikkilias, has said. HE did not rule out that the virus would not reach the country. a Based on the latest …

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Gov’t to discipline Greeks with “healthy eating, no smoke & alcohol, exercise”

Ηealthy eating, weight control, abstinence from smoking and alcohol and regular exercise: the Greek government and the Prime Minister are determine to teach Greeks health living, good prevention and discipline. According to state-run news agency amna, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis underlined during a cabinet meeting: “prevention is very important and …

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Union of Greek Shipowners to renovate state hospitals, donate bed linen

The Union of Greek Shipowners singed a memorandum with the Greek Health Ministry according to which they will undertake the cost for the renovation of washrooms in state hospitals in Attica as well as renew the supply of bed linen and blankets for state hospitals across the country. 2,671 washrooms(bathrooms) …

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No cholera traces in water samples from maternity hospital ‘Elena’, says KEELPNO

Tests conducted in water samples from the public maternity hospital “Elena Venizelou” turned negative for cholera bacteria, the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said on Friday. The tests were ordered after the national union of public hospital workers, POEDIN, claimed that the bacterium had been detected in …

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UPD Health Ministry bans Swimming in along beaches of Athens Riviera due to Oil Spill

With decision of minister Andreas Xanthos, Greece’s Health Ministry forbids swimming in the following beaches in Piraeus, Athens Riviera and Salamina due to the pollution caused by the oil spill. Piraeus from the beach near the Naval Academy (Themistokleous 334) and the beach of Freatida. Beach “Votsalakia” Athens Riviera all …

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