Deaths from flu double in a week in Greece “thanks” to austerity measures

Feb 19,2014 ATHENS, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from the flu more than doubled in a week across Greece reaching 43 fatalities this winter, among them two children. The patients had been infected with various types of the influenza virus -- in particularly the H1N1 strand -- and died of complications, according to … Continue reading Deaths from flu double in a week in Greece “thanks” to austerity measures

How to Destroy an Entire Country

From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40 percent in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6 percent of … Continue reading How to Destroy an Entire Country

Working time: Commission refers Greece to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services

Χρόνος εργασίας: η Επιτροπή παραπέμπει την Ελλάδα στο Ευρωπαϊκό Δικαστήριο για μη τήρηση των κανόνων της ΕΕ στις δημόσιες υπηρεσίες υγείας (το ελληνικο κείμενο ακολουθεί το αγγλικό) (Μην του κλέψετε τη δόξα! Ο Νάρκισσος το κάνει - όχι η Τρόικα!) The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the EU's Court of Justice for … Continue reading Working time: Commission refers Greece to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services

In sickness and in debt : a BBC-Video on the impacts of austerity measures in Greece – Η κατάρρευση του δημόσιου συστήματος υγείας στην Ελλάδα μέσα από την κάμερα του BBC

Ελληνικοί υπότιτλοι - Δείτε το θράσος και τις ψευτιές του διοικητή του Ευαγγελισμού και του διοικητή του ΕΘΝΙΚΟΥ ΚΕΝΤΡΟΥ ΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΕΩΝ ΥΓΕΙΑΣ (ΕΚΕΠΥ) Δείτε επίσης http://mki-ellinikou.blogspot.gr/

Greek unemployed cut off from medical treatment

ATHENS — As the head of Greece’s largest oncology department, Dr. Kostas Syrigos thought he had seen everything. But nothing prepared him for Elena, an unemployed woman whose breast cancer had been diagnosed a year before she came to him. By that time, her cancer had grown to the size of an orange and broken through the skin, leaving a … Continue reading Greek unemployed cut off from medical treatment