Ministry sets timetable to settle medicines bill

The Health Ministry on Monday offered pharmacists a payment timetable in a bid to end their refusal to supply customers insured with the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) with medicines on credit.

According to a ministry announcement, Health Minister Andreas Lykourentzos held talks with EOPYY officials on Monday and it was decided that pharmacists would be paid on September 12 for the medicines they supplied in June.

On October 12, the government will gradually begin to pay for medicines sold in July and August. These bills are to be settled by November 12 and September?s debts will be paid on December 12.

Should Greece receive its next bailout installment in October, the remaining amount for medicines supplied to EOPYY patients will be paid by the end of the year, according to the ministry?s plan.

There was no response to the offer from the pharmacists? association on Monday.

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