Private clinics threaten to stop treating EOPYY patients

Owners of private medical clinics that work with Greece’s main public healthcare provider, EOPYY, threatened on Tuesday to stop treating patients because they have not been paid by the public organization recently.

The private clinics claim they are owed a total of 800 million euros, 530 million of which dates back to the 2007-2011.

“EOPYY has stopped paying us and we are at the point where we will respond by refusing to offer our services,” said the head of the Private Clinics’ Association, Andreas Kartapanis. “Private clinics are unable to meet their obligations and to pay staff and suppliers,” he said.