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Covid-19: Doctors’ Federation calls on Gov’t to revoke transfer of resident doctors to private clinics

Hospitals doctors call on the Health Ministry to revoke its decision for the transfer of resident doctors from public hospitals in Athens to a private clinic that accepted to treat Covid-19 patients. According to a statement by the Greek Federation of Hospital Doctors (OEGNE) five resident doctors from Laiko (2), …

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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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Greece’s hospital doctors protest violence by patients and their relatives

They are upset and scared. And they urgently demand measures to protect them from the  violent attacks by patients and their relatives. Doctors in Greek public hospital feel they are left alone and unprotected. On Tuesday, a gynecologists was beaten by the husband of a pregnant woman at the public …

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Mafia-style gang steals diagnostic machines from Greece’s public hospitals

It all started with the theft of diagnostic machines from Agio Savvas Cancer and Oncology Hospital in Athens, last week. The story repeated in the general hospitals of Volos, Lamia and Larissa in Central Greece. Four robberies in a week. Targeted at pulmonary and gastroenterology clinics in public hospital. Bulky …

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Live Cockroaches in Greece’s public hospitals (videos)

Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals? Cockroaches in Greek public hospitals. the union of workers in public hospitals POEDIN published two videos showing alive and kicking cockroaches in their daily tour through walls and patients’ beds. In one of the video, two insects are happily wandering around on the wall of …

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Shortage of oncology drugs and IC units in Greece’s public hospitals

Shortcomings in public hospitals postpone scheduled treatments that are life saving for several groups of patients like those suffering from cancer. According to a statement issued by the Athens Medical Association (ISA),  medical staff and patients at Laiko Hospital in Athens informed the ISA of the frequent  shortage of oncology …

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Greece’s hospitals have turned into “Danger zones”

It is not a secret and it is not new that public hospitals in Greece collapse. The first budget cuts imposed with the first bailout agreement affected the public health. Seven years later, the situation goes from bad to worse in fast speed. The austerity freezing of hiring (1:7) ended …

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Greece’s Public Health Services on the brink of collapse

Employees at Public Hospitals warn: “Greece’s Public Health Services are on the brink of collapse” Six years of economic crisis, loan agreements, austerity cuts and freezing of new hiring threaten the primary care health care system. A report published by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals (POEDIN) draws …

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Frenzy: 25K people have applied for 690 vacancies at Greece’s public hospitals

Greeks in frenzy for a job at a public hospital. A total of 690 vacancies have been opened for nurses, paramedical professions and administrative staff and thus for graduates of secondary education or vocational schools IEK. And Greeks are storming the electronic applications system to grab one of the very …

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Greece’s Price List for kickbacks: 2% – 23% for public officials

Greece’s public officials had apparently turned the kickbacks collection into a “science”, while an unofficial but institutionalize price list could cut a nice portion from the total pie for private pockets. Under the hand. Illegally. Tax-free. The bribes percentage was something between 2% and shocking 23% depending on the sector …

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