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Greek Doctors, Nurses Get Ready for 24-Hour Strike

Medical staff from Greek state hospitals will go on strike on Wednesday, angry at government hiring practices and a lack of money they claim have led to a shortfall in doctors. Members of the OENGE union will go on a...

Greek Australian Doctors Unite to Promote Better Health for all

A group of Greek-Australian doctors in Victoria have formed a new professional association called Hellenic Medical Society of Australia (HMSA) with a vision to enable doctors to promote better health for Australians. Their mission is to unite medical professionals with...

Greek Doctors Up in Arms with Short Film against Sexual Harassment

The Medical Association of Athens condemned a short film aiming to highlight the problem of sexual harassment as "slanderous and dangerous". The film by the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (SGGA) presents a pediatrician sexually harassing a mother. SGGA said that...

ELSTAT: Number of Registered Doctors in Greece Declining Steadily

There are fewer and fewer doctors staying in Greece to practice medicine, according to the latest findings of the country's statistical agency, ELSTAT. ELSTAT recently published a report showing that the number of registered doctors in Greece is steadily declining,...

Greek PM Tsipras Announces Abolition of €5 Fee to Access Hospitals and Hiring of 4,500 Healthcare Workers

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited the Health Ministry on April 2, announcing that his SYRIZA-led government will improve public health care in the country through the abolition of a compulsory 5-euro fee for treatment and the hiring of...

Greek Health Ministry Withdraws Nurses' Prescription Decree After Reactions

Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis has finally decided to withdraw his decree allowing nurses to prescribe drugs and medical supplies to patients, just three days ahead of the critical January 25 general elections and after fierce reactions from healthcare employees, including...

Health Cuts Endanger Lives on Greek Island

The health cuts implemented due to the economic crisis have created situations of life and death on the island of Samos, according to a feature article in Medical Xpress. Samos, in the eastern Aegean Sea, has a population of 30,000....

Finland Offers 18,000 Jobs in Health Sector, No Interest From Greeks

Eighteen thousand job positions in its Health services offers Finland, with an average salary of 6,000 euros per month, along with free Finnish lessons, transport and facilitation, even assistance in finding suitable schools for children, but still the interest from...

Greek Health Minister Voridis: Tougher Penalties for Reneger Doctors

His will to impose tougher penalties for offenses related to the health sector announced earlier today Greek Health Minister Makis Voridis, noting that instances of patients' blackmailing or doctors' bribery, which are currently categorized as misdemeanors, will be treated as...

Greek National Health Provider Slashes Exams

Greek Primary National Health Network (PEDY) will stop covering several examinations such as Pap test, mammogram and prostate MRI. Many tests that can “predict and prevent” cancer are cut from the list of free tests. These tests will be prescribed by PEDY doctors under...