Dialysis units threaten boycott

Dialysis departments at Greece?s private hospitals yesterday threatened to stop dispensing medicines on credit to kidney patients insured with the National Organization for Healthcare Provision (EOPYY) as of October 1 over outstanding hospital bills for the months of May and June.

In a statement issued Friday, the clinics said medical suppliers have demanded up-front payment for all new orders.

?Even in our worst nightmares, we couldn?t have imagined that Greek kidney patients would be given just a few days to find out whether they will live or not,? the country?s federation of kidney patients said in a statement.

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