Friday March 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
PPC to look into death of disabled customer

The Public Power Corporation (PPC) launched an administrative inquiry on Thursday into why electricity supplied to the home on Crete of a quadriplegic customer on life support was cut, resulting in the woman’s death about an hour later.

PPC issued a statement on Thursday afternoon saying that it did not know the woman from Hania was reliant on medical equipment to keep her alive before disconnecting her from the grid due to unpaid bills of a reported 237 euros. The company said that she was not one of some 650,000 people who have been placed on a list that protects them from disconnection, nor was she included in a list of the 5,874 PPC customers that are on life support.

The power firm said that it would investigate the incident after the woman’s son told Skai TV that the family had applied for special status but had not received any acknowledgement from PPC.

Opposition parties SYRIZA and Independent Greeks called for a judicial investigation into the incident. SYRIZA MP Giorgos Stathakis, who is from Crete, said the woman’s death was “unacceptable and inhumane.” “How many more human tragedies do we need to see as a result of the memorandums and emergency taxes?” said Independent Greeks spokesman Terence Quick.

The National Confederation of Disabled People said that PPC had to take at least part of the blame for the woman’s death. “It is already too late and the responsibility will stick to the culprits,” the organization said in a statement. “Let’s make sure there is not another victim.”

ekathimerini.com , Thursday Jul 24, 2014 (21:42)  
Greek gov´t denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign
Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday
New Democracy´s political council convenes to decide line opposite gov´t
Greek government seeks balanced reform package
Bundesbank´s Weidmann says euro zone debt in ´danger zone,´ opposes more aid for Greece
Debt in the euro zone has entered the "danger zone," the head of Germany's Bundesbank said on Friday, calling for banks' exposure to the debt of individual countries to be capped. "In the eu...
Greek future as trade hub in limbo amid Syriza split on railways
As dusk falls on the plains outside the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, Georgios Plaitakis opens up the throttle of his diesel-powered passenger train and settles in for the nine-hour j...
Inside Business
BASKETBALL
All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
Young Ioannis Papapetrou helped Olympiakos stage an impressive last-quarter performance to beat visiting Efes Anadolu 86-75 on Thursday and bring its Euroleague losing streak to an end. The ...
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...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Time to get moving
More than two months have passed since the elections and the government has to stop running around in circles and adopt a program of specific reforms, with detailed calculations as to their ...
EDITORIAL
The same old story
One of those infamously bad practices that the political system has been accused of for years is being propagated by the new government today, as it is appointing party cadres and politician...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Greek gov´t denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign
2. Bundesbank´s Weidmann says euro zone debt in ´danger zone,´ opposes more aid for Greece
3. Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday
4. Greek future as trade hub in limbo amid Syriza split on railways
5. New Democracy´s political council convenes to decide line opposite gov´t
6. All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
more news
Today
This Week
1. New Democracy's political council convenes to decide line opposite gov't
2. Greek future as trade hub in limbo amid Syriza split on railways
3. Bundesbank's Weidmann says euro zone debt in 'danger zone,' opposes more aid for Greece
4. Clocks go forward one hour on Sunday
5. Greek gov't denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign
6. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Total victory is unattainable
3. EU asks Greece for more reforms to speed talks on bailout
4. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
5. Some more equal than others
6. New book by ex-US diplomat delves deeper into the recesses of Greek terrorism
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.