Thursday March 26, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Georgiadis to meet PASOK MPs to discuss alternatives to 25-euro hospital charge

Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis is to meet PASOK MPs to discuss ways of scrapping a 25-euro charge for patients being admitted to public hospitals.

The charge was introduced on January 1 but has already proved unpopular with coalition, as well as opposition, lawmakers even though it had been planned many months earlier.

Georgiadis said he would meet PASOK deputies this week to discuss the measure but added that he believed the government was correct to charge the fee.

The minister said the only way that it could be scrapped is if there is a viable proposal for collecting the revenue it would bring in from other sources. He said that one of the options was to add a charge to all CAT and MRI scans.

Georgiadis said the troika is not opposed to the measure being withdrawn as long as the revenue it is projected to bring in is raised from other charges.

ekathimerini.com , Monday Jan 6, 2014 (10:47)  
Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
Police find Xeros’s bomb-testing spot
Judges send 32 to trial for kickbacks in submarine deal
Greek, Chinese FMs discuss deepening countries’ ties
Bank deposits lost another 7.6 billion euros last month
Lenders saw their customers’ deposits shrink further last month, Bank of Greece data showed on Thursday, while the flight appears to be continuing this month. On the bright side, the Europea...
Cash concerns keep Athens bourse action tight
Cash is drying up in the Greek market and this is being felt increasingly at the local bourse as well, as the benchmark saw all its Tuesday gains evaporate on Thursday on relatively low turn...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
Reds survive KAO Dramas scare in Piraeus
KAO Dramas gave depleted Olympiakos a scare at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Monday, but the league leaders eventually managed to get their 20th win in 21 games. The Reds won by 10 (72...
SOCCER
Olympiakos within reach of the Super League title
Olympiakos needs just two wins in its six remaining games to clinch another Super League title mathematically, as it enjoyed another easy home win on Sunday while its rivals lost on the road...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
A competent crew is key
Greek politicians are mostly strangers to technocratic management and deft bargaining. The political system has regrettably unraveled the country’s public administration – a process set in m...
EDITORIAL
A new rule book agreed by all
This country needs to introduce a code of conduct regarding people from outside of politics who are appointed to government positions. In fact, it would be good if that rule book were agreed...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
2. Police find Xeros’s bomb-testing spot
3. Judges send 32 to trial for kickbacks in submarine deal
4. Greek, Chinese FMs discuss deepening countries’ ties
5. Eight suspects arrested for alleged social security fraud
6. Skouries miners accuse municipality of opposing project
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
2. Opposition renews calls for minister to resign over legal cases
3. Greek foreign minister explores deepening of ties with China on Beijing visit
4. New Xeros safe house found near Athens, police say
5. Stathakis against scrapping tax breaks for islands
6. Fed's Bullard: Grexit would be a Greek issue, not a euro issue
Today
This Week
1. Bringing the beast to heel
2. Total victory is unattainable
3. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
4. EU asks Greece for more reforms to speed talks on bailout
5. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
6. IMF said to consider Greece most unhelpful client in history
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.