No Health Insurance For 6M Greeks



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The astronomical number of 6,000,000 uninsured citizens, who along with their families have no access to medical care, evokes feelings of shock and awe.

In the time of the Memorandum, unemployment has taken explosive proportions and has condemned millions of people to live in poverty and be deprived of medical care.

As the President of the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) Dimitris Kontos announced during his speech at the 12th annual conference of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, Healthworld, some 3,068 million people insured by EOPYY have lost their insurance capability.

And things are even worse, as Kontos mentioned that EOPYY is in a very critical situation, as there are another 3,3 million insured citizens, among whom are merchants who have closed their shops, builders and other categories of employees who have no insurance right.

The astronomical number does not involve only insured individuals themselves but their families as well, who also suffer the consequences of unemployment.

So, if they get sick, they do not have access to medical or pharmaceutical care.

This explosive situation has caused serious economic problems to EOPYY, which recently sent a circular to pharmacists, according to which they are requested not to provide medication to patients who do not have a social security certificate.

Kontos, in a letter, called pharmacists to send any comments or suggestions, for this application to work more effectively. From their part, pharmacists reacted strongly, calling Kontos to revoke his decision.