Healthcare provider settles 164 mln euros of debt

Greece’s main public healthcare provider, EOPYY, said on Thursday that it had settled debts with private doctors and clinics amounting to almost 164 million euros.

Since being founded in late 2011, EOPYY has been constantly troubled by its inability to promptly pay third parties, including pharmacists and doctors. However, after a meeting on Thursday between EOPYY chief Dimitris Kontos and Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis, the organization said it was settling some debts dating back to 2011.

Georgiadis also met on Thursday with the head of the Athens Medical Association, Giorgos Patoulis, and assured him that no state hospital doctors would be transferred from their jobs as part of the mobility scheme.