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Mammoth sentence for “quack doctor”: 8 times life plus another 50 years in prison

One of the biggest sentences in the Greek judicial system was imposed to the “quack doctor” responsible for the death of seven cancer patients. The Mixed Jury Court in Athens sentenced 50-year-old Nikolaos Kontostathis to 8 times life, 50 years imprisonment and 327,000 euro fine. The sentences cover the charges …

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Greece’s uninsured patients can only get prescription drugs/tests at public facilities. Exceptions

Uninsured patients in Greece will not longer be able to have regular drugs, laboratory tests and screenings free of charge or against a small percentage of payment from the own pocket  if these are prescribed by private doctors. The decision goes into effect from 1. July 2022. Following a series …

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Diagnostic centers, laboratories on 3-day strike for insured EOPYY patients

Personnel at private diagnostic laboratories launched a three-day strike on Thursday, May 26, and during this time they will not offer their services free of charge to patients insured at Greece’s national health insurance EOPYY. The strike starts on Thursday, May 26 until Saturday, May 28, 2022. Patients insured at …

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Greece to finally proceed with programs for oncology patients, incl National Cancer Registry

On the World Cancer Day 2022, Greece’s health ministry announced to finally proceed a series of programs for oncology patients. Among others, these measures include “Home Care”,  the upgrade of care for cancer patients via technology and a National Cancer Registry as Greece is one of the few European countries …

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Greece approves administration of drug Colchicine to Covid-19 patients

Greek health experts at the committee of the Health Ministry gave the green light for the administration of colchicine, a well-known and cheap cardiological drug, to be included in the protocol of oral treatment in patients with Covid – 19. The approval was reportedly given following the results of a …

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Doctors, nurses sing carols for Covid-19 patients in Greek hospitals (videos)

Doctors and nurses with music skills sang the Christmas carols to patients in Covid-19 designated hospitals, in a small but heart-warming action to bring a little joy to those isolated in wards, away from their beloved ones. In Papanikolaou hospital in Thessaloniki interns and nurses sang outside the wards’ windows …

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Intubated Covid-19 patients treated outside ICU in Kilkis

Unacceptable conditions of hospitalization for Covid-19 patients. They are intubated in normal wards, in beds outside the Intensive Care Units as the health protocols prescribe. Hospital workers union POEDIN denounced in a statement the conditions in the general hospital of Kilkis in north-eastern Greece an published pictures of the situation. …

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First Covid-19 patients airlifted to Athens as hospitals reached capacity

Three patients with Covid-19 from the region of Drama were airlifted to hospitals in Athens on Thursday, as facilities in northern Greece have reached their capacity due to the surge of the coronavirus. The patients are transferred in isolation capsules with a C-130 from the Greek Air Force. On board …

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