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Demand for healthcare services in Greece dropped by 85% during the pandemic

Demand for health services in Greece’s state hospitals and other healthcare providers has dropped sharply, in some cases by as much as 85%, during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, demand for medical advisory support online or over the telephone has soared by as much as 300%-450%. “The pandemic …

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Mammoth donation by Niarchos Foundation to improve health services in Greece

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will proceed with a mammoth donation to improve health services in Greece. In the framework “Initiative for Health” that creates partnerships between the state and private organizations, the SFN will build two general hospitals, one children hospital and provide equipment to already existing hospitals. The …

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Greek health care: EU-citizens and third-country nationals to pay double prices for hospital treatment

The decree issued last October by Greek health ministry separates patients into two categories: Greeks and foreigners. This health care scheme separating patients in two classes will charge foreigners receiving treatment in public hospitals with double prices and thus for the same service received by the Greeks. According to the controversial decree, the daily fees …

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Greek Surgeon detained for 500 euro “Fakelaki”

A state hospital surgeon was arrested Monday afternoon in Thessaloniki and is to be charged with ‘ passive corruption” for taking 500 euros for a surgery. According to a complain filed by a patient’s wife the surgeon had demanded 500 euro ‘fakelaki’ in order to operate her husbands. The wife had informed …

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Austerity hits Greek Corruption, too – Fakelaki Price List in times of Recession

IMF /EU imposed austerity measures have hit not only employees, pensioners and entrepreneurs. The strong recession also dumped the prices in the corruption prices lists.  Doctors and Tax officers saw themselves forced to lower the prices for infamous  but famous Greek fakelaki* as their ‘customers’ declared economic unable to be as generous as …

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