Health booklets will not have to be validated under new scheme

Greeks will soon no longer have to visit their social security funds at regular intervals to validate their health booklets, allowing them to receive free or subsidized healthcare.

A decision signed on Friday by Labor Minister Yiannis Vroutsis means that each citizen’s social insurance history will be recorded on a common database, known as Atlas.

“Every worker will be able to see their entire social insurance history, from when they started out to when they retired, on a computer,” said Vroutsis.