Gov’t pays for baby’s life-saving operation

A four-month-old child from Thessaloniki was flown to London?s Great Ormond Street Hospital on Saturday for a life-saving operation on her small intestine after the government agreed to provide the money to cover the cost of the surgery.

The child had spent the last 2.5 months in intensive care but her parents? social security fund only offered 150,000 euros toward the total 400,000-euro cost of transferring the child to the UK for the operation.

Her parents could not fund the difference and Health Minister Andreas Loverdos intervened to assure them that the money would be found from public coffers.