Greek Health System in Disarray

Long queues are being formed outside pharmacies that are still dispensing drugs on credit, while doctors in many public hospitals are protesting against the...

Greek Deputy Health Minister: Arrears Settlement to Bring 1.5 Bln Euros in Revenue

The settlement of arrears to the Greek State in 100 installments will bring 1.5 billion euros to state coffers this year, Greek Deputy Health Minister...

Greek Doctors Suspended for Bribery and Extortion Back to Work

Doctors who had been suspended for bribery or extorting money from patients are back in the National Health System under the new law according...

Health Minister: Guardian Article on Greek Healthcare Is Based on Old Data

A press report on Greece’s healthcare system published on “The Guardian” website on Sunday was based on outdated information and on the “irresponsible scaremongering”...

Bribery Still Part of the Greek Health Sector

Up to 55.2% of the money paid by patients in Greek health sector establishments is not declared to the tax authorities. According to the...

Fires in Arkadia and Megara

A fire broke out this afternoon in the region of Megara.   No residencies were threatened and  the fire is partly under control. However,...

Hospital Staff to Protest Against Health Policies on June 8

Protests are planned at public hospitals around Greece on Wednesday, June 8. In Athens, medical staff will rally outside the Ministry of Health at...

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...

Greek Health Center: Deaths from Flu Rise to 5

Another three people died in Greece last weekend from complications caused by the influenza A (H1N1) virus raising the number of fatalities to 5,...

Greek Hospital Doctors Protest on Wednesday

A draft law setting up a new hospital payroll agency, the Hospital Payment Systems Company SA, triggered a strong reaction from doctors and hospital staff who...

More than 100 People Drowned this Summer

 This year from the beginning of the summer period, 100 people have lost their lives at sea and there is no day that the Port...

Study Reveals Lower Mortality Rate in Crete than Any Area in the Mediterranean

According to the Los Angeles Times, the traditional diet in Greece is different from the traditional diet in France, is different from the traditional...

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