Walkout to disrupt Greek hospital services on Wednesday

State hospitals and health clinics will be operating on skeleton staff between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Thursday as employees walk off the job in protest at the streamlining of their sector and understaffing.

National First Aid Center (EKAB) employees are to join the walkout, meaning that ambulance services will be disrupted.

Protesters are planning a rally outside the Health Ministry in Athens at noon.