The deteriorating state of the Greek health system is pictured in these photos taken at the emergency unit of the Venizeleio Hospital of Crete.
Hospital staff have to improvise; due to lack of saline stands, by attaching saline solution to strings that are hung from the ceiling of the hospital room.
A shortage of staff and medical equipment are crippling Greece’s health system.
The Guardian recently commented that no other sector has been affected at the same extent by Greece’s economic crisis, as the health system.
Since 2009, per capita spending on public health has been cut by nearly a third – more than €5bn– according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.