Healthcare provider briefs troika on targets

Troika inspectors met with the heads of Greece’s main public healthcare provider, EOPYY, to discuss a range of issues related to the organization failing to achieve the targets it has been set.

Sources said the EOPPY management explained that the organization is set to spend by the end of the year some 1 billion euros more than had been budgeted because it has taken on more obligations than originally planned.

They also told troika officials that the induction of new social security funds into EOPYY had failed to raise revenue as some of the newcomers had refused to pass their assets over to the organization.

The two sides also discussed increasing the use of generic drugs, which currently account for about 20 percent of medicines issued, against a target of 60 percent.