Greece
Calamos Supports GreeceCalamos Supports Greece

National Health System

Antibiotics in Greece to be Given by Doctor's Prescription Only

Antibiotics in Greece will only be given by doctor's prescription from now on, in order to stop reckless use, announced General Secretary of Public Health Yiannis Baskozos. According to an Athens Macedonian News Agency report, Baskozos said the new measure...

Number of Measles Cases Continues to Rise in Greece

The number of measles cases continues to rise in Greece, with health experts calling for full vaccination for both children and adults. As of Thursday afternoon, 166 cases of measles were reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

Greek PM Attacks Previous Governments for Poor Conditions of Health System

Speaking in Greek Parliament on Friday, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras attacked previous administrations for the poor condition of the National Health System, while announcing a committee to investigate scandals involving previous health officials. On the weekly "Hour of the Prime...

Most of Greece's Public Service Vehicles Belong in the Scrapyard

The economic crisis in Greece has forced public organizations to keep in use vehicles that should have been scrapped years ago, according to a Kathimerini newspaper report. Most ambulances of the National Health System are hardly operational, drivers and paramedics...

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...

Social Crisis in Greece Gets Worse, Austrian NGO says

The Greek crisis from a social and humanitarian point of view is getting worse, especially in the capital, according to Austrian newspaper Wiener Zeitung. The report is based on testimonies by Erwin Schrümpf, an Austrian citizen who is the founder...

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...

Health Workers Rally Through All Athens Hospitals in Protest

Hundreds of public hospital sector employees rallied through all Athens hospitals and ended up protesting outside the health ministry on Thursday. In the rally called "Caravan of Health," doctors, nurses and other public hospital employees protested against the state of...