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Minister calls for probe into hospital

Health Minister Andreas Loverdos on Thursday accused doctors and other employees at the Alexandra public hospital in Athens of ?sabotage? after its director, Eleni Rogdaki, informed the government that the hospital could no longer take part in the on-duty rotation program as it had no free beds and lacked basic supplies.

Loverdos sent health ministry inspector Aris Mousionis to check if the claims were true and, according to the official, the hospital actually had 37 empty beds and was not suffering any shortages.

Rogdaki said she had been wrong to write to the government before checking the information she had been given.

Loverdos ordered an internal investigation into the matter.