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Michalis Katrinis is new head of Greek Organization Against Drugs

A cross-party parliamentary panel on Wednesday approved the appointment of Michalis Katrinis, a former PASOK MP and a member of the Council of Europeís social, health and family affairs committee, as the new head of the state-run Organization Against Drugs (OKANA), which runs Greeceís biggest rehabilitation program for drug users.

Deputy Health Minister Zeta Makri had proposed Katrinisís appointment following the resignation last December of OKANAís former chief Meni Malliori after a probe into OKANAís finances revealed an 8.4-million-euro shortfall.

Katrinis has proposed that the function of OKANA be extended to offer help those addicted to alcohol and gambling.

ekathimerini.com , Wednesday March 19, 2014 (20:08)  
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