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Health minister comes under fire over hospital charge

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis came under a new barrage of criticism on Friday over the 25-euro charge for those admitted to public hospitals. The barbs aimed at the conservative politician also came from coalition partner PASOK and not just opposition parties.

Georgiadis hit back at criticism of the measures, arguing it is a small charge which is vital to keeping state hospitals running properly. He called on his critics to come up with alternative ways of raising the money needed. What we are saying is that someone will be charged once every 10 years they need treatment so that hospitals can be able to buy medicines for the poor, said Georgiadis.

PASOK responded with an unusually strong-worded criticism of Georgiadis, calling on him to find alternative sources of revenue from the economic plans Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had unveiled at Zappeio Hall when he was in opposition. SYRIZA and Democratic Left also called for the 25-euro charge to be scrapped.

ekathimerini.com , Friday Jan 3, 2014 (19:17)  
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