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News Greece » Health: Local Gov’t Key in Making Greece a Health Tourism Destination

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Publication date: Sunday 21 January 2018

Local government must play a key role in the establishment of a national strategy that will promote Greece as a leading medical, health and wellness tourism destination, Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE) President George Patoulis said ...

News Greece » Health: Commission urges Greece to implement smoking ban in public places

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

“It is now time to stop turning a blind eye and make the mechanism for monitoring the implementation of existing national and EU legislation more effective,” Mayor Dimitris Papastergiou wrote to Greek Health Minister Andreas Ksanthos. Commenting on the ...

News Greece » Health: Greece set to allow medical cannabis use

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Publication date: Sunday 14 January 2018

Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change would attract investment to the country. "In a few weeks' time, an amendment will be brought to parliament to ...

News Greece » Health: Wheelchair Dancer Wins Hearts of Greek Crowd (video)

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Publication date: hursday 11 January 2018

A young disabled man stole the limelight at a recent basketball match in western Greece when he took to the court to perform ... undergoing no less than 16 surgeries since then. However, his health problems have not dampened his determination as his ...

News Greece » Health: Financial crisis causing health problems in Greece

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Publication date: hursday 02 July 2015

ATHENS, Greece – At first glance, the waiting room near central Athens’ Omonoia Square looks like an ordinary doctor’s office. Patients wait quietly for their names to be called as a secretary takes appointments by phone. Children’s crayon drawings ...

News Greece » Health: Greece’s New Americanized Health Care System

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Publication date: Friday 26 October 2012

As the New York Times reports this week, the Greek healthcare system that ensured coverage for all of its citizens before the financial crisis hit has today been completely decimated by Conservative technocrats and austerity-pushers. In the past, Greece ...

News Greece » Health: Greek health system crumbles under weight of crisis

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Publication date: hursday 14 June 2012

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece’s rundown state hospitals are cutting off vital drugs, limiting non-urgent operations and rationing even basic medical materials for exhausted doctors as a combination of economic crisis and political stalemate strangle health ...

News Greece » Health: Amid Cutbacks, Greek Doctors Offer Message to Poor: You Are Not Alone

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Publication date: Saturday 28 October 2017

Life in Greece has been turned on its head since the debt crisis took hold. But in few areas has the change been more striking than in health care. Until recently, Greece had a typical European health system, with employers and individuals contributing to ...

News Greece » Health: Greek health minister calls for 'great sacrifices'

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Publication date: onday 17 September 2012

Greece is being asked to make "great sacrifices" but the country's sick will not suffer from a lack of medical help, health minister Andreas Likourentzos says. His comments come as cancer patients protest against health care reforms they say are cutting ...