Greece planned changes in health care system

Noam Stiekema

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the government will promote the health care system in the country by recruiting new 4500 professionals and eliminate the mandatory fee of 5 EUR for treatment in public hospitals. During a visit to the Ministry of Health on Thursday Tsipras said that some of the reforms in the […]

Alexis Tsipras

Alexis TsiprasThe Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the government will promote the health care system in the country by recruiting new 4500 professionals and eliminate the mandatory fee of 5 EUR for treatment in public hospitals. During a visit to the Ministry of Health on Thursday Tsipras said that some of the reforms in the sector over the past few years within the austerity measures demanded by international lenders, were a “bomb” for health insurance funds and their government try to cancel them. Since 2010, Greece is dependent on the rescue loans amounting to 240 billion EUR from Eurozone partners and International Monetary Fund.

Tsipras won elections in January thanks to the promises to abolish the strict conditions for international financial assistance, providing for wage cuts and tax increases.

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