The recently formed organization that is taking over healthcare provision for all Greeks was forced on Monday to deny claims it is storing medicines in unsafe conditions.
The National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPPY) was set up earlier this year to absorb various social security funds and provide medical care for up to 9.5 million Greeks. However, in Parliament on Monday, New Democracy MP Thanasis Giannopoulos questioned the way EOPPY was storing drugs, accusing the organization of not maintaining the right temperatures in its warehouses and of leaving them unguarded.
A report by Skai TV found that used medicines and medical equipment had been left in piles outside one of the warehouses used by EOPPY. The organization said that it only uses 10 percent of the space at that particular warehouse on Pireos Street in Athens and added that the medicines are kept under appropriate conditions. EOPPY said that it would soon rent its own storage areas.