Greek Doctors Protest “Suffocating” Conditions in Covid-19 Wards
Greek doctors took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the "suffocating" conditions in Greek hospitals, specifically Covid-19 wards.
Hospital Cleaners, the Forgotten Heroes of the Coronavirus Crisis
"My daughter recently gave birth to my first grandchild. I haven't even met my grandchild. I have seen him through Skype. But, it is really hard for me not to be able to touch him, to kiss him," Maria...
Greek Doctors Save Passenger on International Flight
Two Greek doctors saved the life of a 54-year-old woman who fell gravely ill during a flight between Lisbon and Zurich recently. Cardiologists Giorgos Angelopoulos and Nikos Spiliopoulos were returning to Greece from Portugal via Switzerland on the Portuguese airline...
Greek Doctors Needed in Saudi Arabia
Recession is the source of financial desperation for all Greek labor, but it is particularly harsh for medical professionals who spend almost a decade studying, only to see their wages dropping below those of a public service employee. When an...
Greek Doctors Working in Britain Doubled since 2009
The number of Greek doctors working in the United Kingdom has doubled since 2009, while they are in second place among EU Member States in Britain's National Health System (NHS). Based on a House of Commons report regarding the number...
Top Universities Abroad Opening Doors to Greek Doctors
Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Duke, Johns Hopkins, in addition to another 30 universities are opening their doors to top graduates from medical schools across Greece. The interest shown by major universities is yet another example of the quality of Greek...
Greek National Primary Health Network on the Brink of Collapse
Officials of the National Primary Health Network (PEDY) warn that the network is at the brink of collapse after it has been "abandoned" by the Greek government and doctors leave one after the other. According to PEDY officials, the health...
Greek Health System in Collapse, Says Guardian
"Rising mortality rates, an increase in life-threatening infections and a shortage of staff and medical equipment are crippling Greece’s health system," a Guardian report begins, describing the conditions of Greek hospitals and the state of the country's health system. "In...
Doctors Continue to Emigrate Abroad, Despite Shortages in Greece
The emigration of Greek doctors abroad continues for the sixth consecutive year, despite the fact that public hospitals show alarming shortages. The majority of doctors who leave Greece for work prefer Europe. Most of them choose the United Kingdom, but...
Greek Surgeon, Anesthetist, Paramedic Ask for Bribe to Operate on Patient
A neurosurgeon, an anesthetist and a paramedic of the Evangelismos public hospital in Athens were arrested by Greek police on charges of asking for a bribe to operate on a patient. The Internal Affairs Directorate of the Hellenic Police filed...