Care home gets power back

Electricity was restored at the Aniaton Hospice in Kypseli, central Athens, on Friday, following the intervention of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Power had been cut off at the charity care home for pensioners with disabilities on Thursday, as the center had been unable to pay a 600-euro property tax that was levied through its electricity bill.

According to reports, the premier’s office contacted Public Power Corporation (PPC) CEO Arthouros Zervos on Friday and was informed that the power cut had been the result of a misunderstanding, as the electricity bill had been issued in the name of an individual.

On Thursday, the president of the foundation that runs the Kypseli charity, Ioanna Iliadi, told journalists that the charity was unable to pay the tax because it is owed 3 million euros by Greece?s main healthcare fund, EOPYY, leading to the home being unable to pay its 170 employees since March as well as to shortages in the food supplies destined to the 235 Aniaton Asylum residents.

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