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Greek Nurses Volunteer to Travel from Crete to Thessaloniki to Battle Covid

Ten nurses are travelling from Crete to Thessaloniki on Wednesday, in order to voluntarily assist their medical colleagues in the fight against the coronavirus. The Greek Minister of Health, Vasilis Kikilias, announced that nurses named Vasiliki, Olympia, Evangelia, Artemis, Katerina,...

Moving Scenes as Hospital Staff Applauds Baby Taken Off Ventilator in Spain

Moving scenes took place recently in a hospital in the city of Malaga, Spain, when doctors took a four-month baby who had been infected with the COVID-19 coronavirus off the ventilator that had been breathing for him. The baby has...

Greece Calls for Volunteers to Assist the Country's Healthcare System

The Greek authorities issued on Monday a national call for volunteers to assist the National Health System of the country in its ongoing effort to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The state is now asking for volunteer doctors, nurses, psychologists, and...

Greek Police Detain 'Illegal' Nurses

Greek police have arrested seven women for working illegally as nurses in two hospitals in the Attica region. In a statement, police said they detained the "exclusive nurses" in an operation by the Attica Aliens Directorate on Thursday. Among those detained...

Doctors Union: Greece's State Hospitals Facing Severe Nursing Staff Shortages

The national federation of Greek hospital workers (POEDIN) has announced that at the country's sate hospitals one in three full-time nursing positions are vacant. The shortage of nurses mean a one nurse to 40 patient ratio at state hospitals around the...

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 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...

Health Cuts Endanger Lives on Greek Island

The health cuts implemented due to the economic crisis have created situations of life and death on the island of Samos, according to a feature article in Medical Xpress. Samos, in the eastern Aegean Sea, has a population of 30,000....

Nurses Leaving Greece to Find Work Abroad

One more sector of health professionals is suffering in Greece after the effects of the economic crisis. Not only are Greek doctors leaving the country as fast as they can to work abroad, nurses are now proving to be...