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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...

Lamia: Big Scandal in Local Hospital

When the authorities of the Department of Internal Affairs, checked the log book with the list of newborns in Lamia hospital, they realized that they were facing a big scandal. The book was sealed immediately and the personnel was ordered...

Greek PM A. Samaras Had Successful Eye Surgery

After a routine examination undertaken on Friday, newly appointed Greek PM Antonis Samaras' eye doctor suggested that he undergo an urgent eye surgery due to a detached retina. The Greek PM was rushed to hospital while Vassilios Rapanos, Greece's incoming...

250 Million Euros Reduction in Funding for Ministry of Health

Before the teleconference with Troika, the Economic Body decided to reduce the funding of the Ministry of Health by €250 million. According to the 24h.gr the General Secretary of the Finance Ministry signed this decision. This amount of money was supposed...