Kea island left with one doctor

The Athens Doctors’ Association (ISA) has called on the government to address the lack of medical staff on Kea, revealing that the Cycladic island has been left with just one doctor and no nurses to treat 3,000 residents.

The association said that two of the island’s three doctors recently resigned and the nurse that works at Kea’s medical center is currently on maternity leave.

The doctors’ association said there is also a serious problem with regard to children’s healthcare on the island, which is close to Athens and is also known as Tzia. ISA said that the island’s only pediatrician resigned on February 8, meaning there is no specialist doctor to look after some 800 youngsters that live there.

In its statement, ISA added that the medical center also lacks basic supplies to carry out tests and treatment.