Doctors threaten action unless paid

Doctors working for the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY), the country?s main fund providing medical coverage, said that as of August 20, they would begin holding back money paid by patients for treatment in order to cover for money they believe they are owed by the state.

In a letter to the Health Ministry and EOPPY, the doctors said that the government is illegally holding back money there are owed from 2010 until today.

The doctors said that they will take the payment they are legally entitled to directly from patients until September 2.

They said they are giving the government until August 15 for the money to paid so the action can be called off.