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On the Verge of Shut-Down: Public Health Services Across Greece

hospitalAccording to a report published on Tuesday by the Panhellenic Federation of Employees at Public Hospitals (POEDIN), Greece’s National Health Service (ESY) is on the verge of a complete break down with many hospitals threatened to close down. The report points to various short-comings in the current system, from a shortage of doctors who are overworked to defunct diagnostic tools.
“Hospitals, medical centers, EKAV (ambulance services) are in a state of dissolution,” POEDIN stated in the report. They then commented directly to where they place the blame saying that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Health Ministry officials will “soon have to answer for the destruction of ESY.”
They gave specific examples of the system’s failures such as the Geniko Kratiko Athinon Gennimatas Hospital, which is stretching its under-staffed departments to cover the 40 percent of vacant positions at the hospital.
Also, due to broken and malfunctioning diagnostic tools at the Geniko Kratiko Athinon Gennimatas Hospital, patients and doctors are forced to use private clinics or other hospitals to get CT scans and x-rays.
According to POEDIN major hospitals across the country are also being impacted by similar problems, such as Ippokrateio, Alexandra, Thriasio in Athens and Papageorgiou in Thessaloniki.

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