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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...

Colombia Returns Stolen Hospital Equipment to Greece

Six of the sixteen pieces of medical equipment that were stolen from four hospitals in Greece were returned by the Colombian authorities on Wednesday. Among the recovered instruments were four gastroscopes that have been returned to Larissa and Agios Savvas...

PODEIN Reports Greece's Public Hospitals Understaffed, Lacking Vital Diagnostic Equipment

Public hospitals in Greece are facing major shortages of everything from staff to equipment, according to a report published by the Federation of Public Hospital Workers (POEDIN). There were over 61 Greek National Health Service (ESY) facilities examined to compile the...

Greek Patients Wait for Surgery for 16 Months on Average

The economic crisis has hit medical care the hardest. After six years of austerity, Greece's public hospitals and clinics are low on staff, medicine and even basic supplies. Patients must show patience with the average wait for surgery at...

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 Min.: Participation in Medicine Cost Will Be Based on Income Criteria

Greece 's Health Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis, speaking on Tuesday to private Mega and ANT1 TV stations, clarified that he is in favor of the insured paying part of their medicine cost based on income criteria. "There will be no increase...

Grant to Greek State Hospitals for Upgrading Radiation Therapy Equipment

A special grant of 16 million euros by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will allow seven state hospitals in Greece to upgrade their radiation therapy equipment and improve the effectiveness of cancer treatments, was announced on Friday. According to the Foundation,...

Greek Finance Ministry Amplifies School and Hospital Heating Funding

The Greek Ministry of Finance announced today that the State Treasury has approved a 51.5 million euro fund packaged to cover the increased heating oil needs of hospitals and schools. The Deputy Minister of Finances, Christos Staikouras, noted that 37.5...