Troika Asks Hospitals to Improve Accounting System


    During their recent discussions, the Troika asked the Ministry of Health for the improvement of accounting services and invoicing system of Greek hospitals as well as to make reports on medical supplies.

    In 2014 the Ministry of Health is expected to have a budget that reaches 4.483 billion euros in order to limit the cost of the health services offered.

    The government commitment is to present a detailed pricing system in hospitals, which is going to meet the needs of the hospitals in the future.

    Moreover, a new system of supply and stock management has to be created as well. By scanning the bar codes of medication and consumables, the hospitals’ systems will be up to date on what is available and what is needed.


    1. Corruption in the Greek NHS must end and Doctors must act responsible and stop the “Fakelaki”…I wish to remind Doctors with their oath again…I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant: I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow. I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism. I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug. I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery. I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given to me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God. I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick. I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure. I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm. If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.


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