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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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Greece ends use of masks in public transport-Exceptions, tests

Greece’s Health Ministry ends the compulsory use of face masks against Covid-19 on public transport means that was obligatory since April 2020. The measure goes into effect on Monday, March 27, 2023. Note that many passengers stopped wearing the obligatory masks in public transport since the government relaxed general protection …

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More than 600 people treated for alcohol, drugs in Patras Carnival

Over 600 people had to receive medical treatment in the western port city Patras over the three-day Carnival weekend as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, use of substances, minor injuries, respiratory problems and panic attacks, regional health authorities reported on Tuesday. More than 300 incidents were recorded on Sunday …

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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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“Turkish nationalists” send threatening e-mails to Athens Airport, hospitals, church

Greek police was set on alert on Friday morning after new threatening e-mails were sent again to Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” as well as several hospitals and one church in the Greek capital. The e-mails warned of the existence of explosive devices, i.e. “mines” at the airport and the …

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Russian man arrested for threatening e-mails to airport, hospitals in Athens

Police officers have arrested a Russian national in northern Greece for having sent threatening e-mails to Athens International Airport and six public hospitals in the Greek capital a day earlier. The 42-year-old Russian man was arrested in Thessaloniki in the early hours of this Wednesday by officers of the Sub-Directorate …

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Coronavirus protocol for unvaccinated health workers

Unvaccinated health staff – except doctors – who return to work as of 1. January  2023, must wear a high-protection mask and submit two coronavirus tests a week, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday. The protocol refers to unvaccinated nurses, administrative personnel and other hospital staff except doctors. Doctors, nurses, …

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Unvaccinated health workers to return with strict protocol

Unvaccinated health workers of the National Health Care system will return to work under a strict protocol that will include regular rapid testing. The return is reportedly scheduled on January 1, 2023, almost 15 months after thousands of doctors, nurses and administrative personnel were sent home for refusing to not …

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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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Athens Fire: 45 citizens in hospitals, one with serious burn injuries

The number of citizens from the fire fronts areas in North-East Athens who have been transferred to hospitals of the Greek capital rose to 45 on Wednesday evening, media reported. Among them are three people with burn injuries, one of them is in serious condition. The majority of hospital admission …

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Second case of leprosy in Greece: 65-year-old woman hospitalized in Patras

A second case of leprosy has been detected in Greece in the last couple of days. A 65-year-old woman is being treated in isolation in a hospital in Patras, north-western Peloponnese while the first case is hospitalized in Attiko hospital in Athens. According to state broadcaster ERT and local media, …

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Hospitals in Greece start administering “monoclonic antibodies” to Covid-patients

Hospitals in Greece will start administering monoclonic antibodies to Covid-19 patients with top priority to high-risk Covid-19 patients who belong to vulnerable groups, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday. the country has so far received 2,000 doses of monoclonic antibodies. According to Deputy Health Minister Mina Gaga, the administration will …

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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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