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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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1:3 Greek public hospital doctors have huge assets – tax free –

Surprise? Certainly not! Every Greek and foreigner living in Greece has been known for years, in not for decades, that one has to put several banknotes in an envelope (fakelaki) and discretely hand it to the doctor of a public hospital. Now the financial Crimes Units (SDOE) have found out …

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Greece 2013 – Public Hospitals: Doctors fix a wound with a …clothing button

A lot has been said and claimed about the material shortages in Greece’s public hospitals in times of loan agreements with international lenders and severe budget cuts. But doctors do the best they can in order to treat the pain of the troubled Greek patient, whether insured or not.  Doctors …

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Athens: Protesters attack Health Minister during hospital inspection

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis had to experience the outrage of protesting hospital personnel when he visited Attikon public hospital on Friday morning. The minister was allegedly verbally attacked and even punched in the face amid hurled water bottles and plastic coffee mugs. Protesters had gathered at the hospital entrance, while …

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Migrants in Public Hospitals? The Bill Goes to Embassies

Greek Health Ministry will demand the expenditure for immigrants’ treatment in the public hospitals from the embassies, news portal Zougla reported. Many immigrants without legal documents find their way to the Polyclinic Hospital at Omonia Square in downtown Athens after being referred there by Non Governmental Organizations. According to latest …

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“Rent a Greek Doctor” for €3 per Hour

Doctor trainees working at Evangelismos public hospital found an original way to protest the ridiculous payments of 3 EUR per hour, when on call. They printed and distributed “Rent a Doc trainee for 3 EUR per Hour” leaflets. Greek with University degree seeks job as secretary, doorman, ambulance, nurse, security and …

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Athens: Health Workers Protest with a …Coffin (video)

Several hundreds of public hospital personnel demonstrated on Thursday morning outside the Greek health Ministry in downtown Athens. Some of the angry protesters were holding a coffin…  other chanted “No to salaries of 2, 5, 10 and 20 euro!” Despite the rain and the freezing cold, the demonstrators followed the call of …

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The Troika: Killing the Greek Patient – Softly?

While the Troika meets with several Greek ministers, its demands get more and more absurd. In fact, they are not absurd, they’re just the IMF’s policies of ‘hit and kill’ applied everywhere in the world. In order to push for further of cuts in the public expenditure, the representatives of Greece’s …

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Greek Public Hospitals Illegally Collected Fees from ER Patients

It took the Greek Health Ministry almost  a year to find out that public hospitals managers were illegally raising a levy of €5 from each patient seeking the accident and emergency departments. The relevant law  provided that a fee of €5 would be paid only by people seeking the outpatient clinics at …

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Austerity Kills Patients in Greek Hospitals

Austerity translated into “medical personnel shortage” started to formally kill patients in the Greek public hospitals where conditions resemble more and more those of a Third-World country and human lives are sacrificed on the altar of the economic crisis. The tragic incident occurred in the state hospital in Alexandroupolis. A neuro-surgeon was …

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Greece’s Public Hospitals Refuse To Admit Poor Parturient Women

That’s the new Health System of Greece: State Hospitals turn away parturient women without job or insurance and small income if they can’t pay in advance the price of  €950 to €1500. According to daily Eleftherotypia, the managements of public hospitals in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Rethymnon refused to admit women shortly …

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Greece: Maria has committed a ‘financial crime’…

Maria P., 75, has just completed an angiogram and an ECG test at a private hospital in Athens. Angio and ECG are part of some eight to ten medical tests she has to undergo in order to find the reason for her “thing”. “I get a… thing” she says, “and …

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