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‘Genesis’: The First Greek Doctors Association in Germany

"Genesis" is the name of the first Greek doctors association operating in the region of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. The association was founded at the end of 2014 and was officially presented just a week ago in a packed Dusseldorf Municipality hall....

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...

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 Inspector General Says Corrupt Doctors are Seldom Disciplined

Greek General Inspector of Public Administration Leandros Rakintzis said that the Central Disciplinary Council (CDC) of the national health system seldom punishes public doctors for offenses. Speaking to Greek newspaper "Kathimerini," the public administration watchdog said, "I have found serious delays in...

Clinic Director Arrested for Bribery

The Director of the Gynaecological Clinic of "Agios Dimitrios" hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, was been arrested earlier this morning, as he demanded a payoff in order to proceed with one of his patient's surgery. The doctor, who asked for...

Greek Doctors Prosper in Germany

At the end of 2013, 1,125 Greek doctors worked in the area of North Rhine - Westphalia in Germany. They constitute the largest group of foreign doctors who "can contribute to the further improvement of the German health system," said Health...

Greek Hospital Doctors Protest on Wednesday

A draft law setting up a new hospital payroll agency, the Hospital Payment Systems Company SA, triggered a strong reaction from doctors and hospital staff who announced protests. The hospital doctors union OENGE announced that doctors will walk out on their jobs on Wednesday...

Germany Seeking Doctors and…Chefs

Most hospitals in Germany are staffed with foreign doctors, particularly Greeks, because there are not enough German doctors to meet the needs of the population, as well as the fact that the number of young scientists in German universities is constantly...

Shocking Shortage of Doctors on Greek Islands

While millions of tourists are flooding the Greek islands, a shortage of doctors, nurses and technical equipment proves once again that residents and visitors are in danger of not receiving proper medical treatment in case of accident or illness. Naxos...

7,500 Doctors Have Left Greece in Six Years

During the last six years, a large number of Greek doctors have migrated to Europe and other continents. Figures of the largest medical association of Greece, the Athens Medical Association, show that more than 7,340 doctors have left Greece during the past...