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The Price of a Hospital Blanket

  There is this place that attracts hundreds of pigeons that feast during the day and drop their muck covering windowsills and dead birds left to rot and prone to spread diseases, yet, nobody cares. It’s about a place that...

Fake Skyros Doctor Gets Life for Heading Hospital Without Medical Degree

Giannis Kastanis, the "doctor" who served as the director of Skyros Hospital, was given a life sentence by the one-membered Evian Criminal Court for practicing medicine despite not having a medical degree. As the director of Skyros Regional Hospital...

Wild West in Downtown Athens, 3 Shot by Unknown Gunman

An unidentified gunman shot three people in central Athens, seriously injuring one. The incident took place shortly before 5 p.m. on Zinonos Street, near Omonia Square. The gunman approached people and started shooting, injuring two people in the legs...

Hospital Staff to Protest Against Health Policies on June 8

Protests are planned at public hospitals around Greece on Wednesday, June 8. In Athens, medical staff will rally outside the Ministry of Health at 11 am (local time). The Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) states that lives...

Greek Student Passes Away After Falling off Balcony in Rome

A 17-year-old Greek student who fell from a balcony while on a school trip in Rome has unfortunately succumbed to her injuries, despite doctors' best efforts. The young girl from Alexandria, Imathia in northern Greece, had been fighting for...

Conditions in Greece's Transplant Units Deemed 'Tragic'

Greece 's transplant units in hospitals are facing serious problems due to the lack of staff and medical specialization, with the cases of the two largest transplant units, the Laiko in Athens and the Ippokratio in Thessaloniki, being indicative....

Greek Man Dies While Waiting in Line to Pay ENFIA Tax

A 70–year-old man in Thessaloniki, northern Greece died while waiting in line to pay his ENFIA tax. The man, who initially fainted before completely collapsing, passed away shortly after being transferred to the nearby Papanikolaou hospital. The man was waiting in...

Cancer Patients Awaiting Treatment for Months

Due to the economic crisis, cancer patients choose to be treated in public hospitals, as they can’t afford the treatment in private health clinics. The waiting list for cancer treatment in state hospitals is long, and in some cases it...

American Injured by Fireworks in Greece Discharged From Hospital

American Vicky Presmyk and her husband Chris, were injured by Easter fireworks during their holidays on the Greek island of Santorini. The woman suffered severe injuries and was flown to a hospital in Chania, Crete, for treatment. Mrs. Presmyk underwent...

Inmates in Korydallos Prison Hospital Protest Against Poor Conditions

Fifty-five HIV-positive prisoners have decided to stop taking their medications as part of a strike demonstration against terrible conditions in the Korydallos  prison hospital in Greece. Additionally, 205 inmates who are also being hospitalized in the prison have decided...